The most dynamic of Russia’s companies are relatively small compared with the energy and utility behemoths.
Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic offer three different puzzles for western European banks.
Emerging market governments were forced to bail out collapsing banking systems at huge public cost following the economic and financial crises of the 1990s and 1980s.
At the end of last year, a new stock exchange was unveiled in Vienna – the New Europe Exchange.
Vladimir Putin has quickly crushed Russia's infamous oligarchs who once thrived under Boris Yeltsin, though the Family still holds some influence in Moscow.
November 24 2000 was a sad day for Liffe traders.
Russia’s post-Soviet oil industry was restructured by robber barons who showed a scant regard for minority shareholders and ran their businesses on a shoestring, salting away funds abroad.
State-owned Sberbank, the former People’s Savings Bank, accounts for a quarter of Russia’s bank assets and half of deposits.
When the first generation of online firms appeared in the US equity market, they loudly broadcast their ambitions to take on the established players in distribution and new issues.
With the oil price high and large new oil finds in the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan has attracted plenty of interest from foreign investors.
Stephen Jennnings, CEO at Renaissance Capital, looks at consolidation in Russian industry.
Although the internet is not tearing up the rule-book in cash management, it is subtly altering the banks’ business models, both changing the way banks provide these services and creating a new class of customers.
Russia’s banks, compared with those in other developing economies, are making a meagre contribution to economic growth.
Each month since last August, Vladimir Putin’s government has attempted to put in place a new aspect of economic reform.
Turning money and small-value payments into digital form doesn’t interest the banks – it’s against their interests and too expensive.
Much as some might like to, banks can’t uninvent the internet.
Deutsche Bank tops our annual poll of polls – by a wide margin – after a consistently impressive run of survey results in 2000, most notably in foreign exchange, where Citigroup was dethroned for the first time in 21 years.
Russia’s three biggest monopolies – the companies that control gas and electricity production and supply, and the railways – need heavy investment and reorganization.