Russia Inc focuses on ESG

Russia Inc focuses on ESG

December 05, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Sustainable financing is gaining ground in corporate Russia as firms look to improve their environmental, social and governance policies ‒ but can the country’s notorious polluters really go green?

VTB bets big on digital

VTB bets big on digital

October 11, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

VTB has long lagged state-owned rival Sberbank in terms of profitability, but with sanctions limiting access to capital the pressure is on to close the gap – chairman Andrey Kostin explains why digital transformation and aggressive retail growth hold the key to success for Russia’s second-largest lender.

Turkey’s risk score still sliding

Turkey’s risk score still sliding

October 03, 2019
By JEREMY WELTMAN

Contributors to Euromoney’s country risk survey are even more negative on the sovereign’s outlook, just as Erdogan’s comments on Syria have weakened the lira.

Non-recognition gives Kosovo a headache

Non-recognition gives Kosovo a headache

September 12, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

It is 11 years since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, and even now, only about half of the UN recognizes it as a free-standing sovereign state.