Russian Banking: Evolution, Problems and Prospects

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"Russian Banking considers the rise of commercial market-oriented banks in Russia, their links with government and non-financial companies, and their role as intermediaries in the provision of finance for investment." This up-to-date and comprehensive account of commercial banking in modern Russia will appeal to those concerned with the economics of transition or comparative banking. Political scientists and sociologists with an interest in forms of capitalism and the roles of banks will also find the book to be a fascinating read.
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Overview

"Russian Banking considers the rise of commercial market-oriented banks in Russia, their links with government and non-financial companies, and their role as intermediaries in the provision of finance for investment." This up-to-date and comprehensive account of commercial banking in modern Russia will appeal to those concerned with the economics of transition or comparative banking. Political scientists and sociologists with an interest in forms of capitalism and the roles of banks will also find the book to be a fascinating read.
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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Introduction 1
Pt. I Issues in Banking
1 The evolution of post-communist banking 9
2 Bank sector restructuring 36
3 The present and future of banking reform 56
4 The view from the ground: case studies of three major banks (Sberbank, Uneximbank/Rosbank, Bank of Moscow) 79
Pt. II Governance Issues
5 Banks and illegal activities 119
6 Banks and the loans-for-shares auctions 137
7 Comparisons with east-central Europe 160
Pt. III Economic and Global Aspects
8 Predicting Russia's currency and financial crises 185
9 The political economy of banking reform and foreign debt 216
10 Russian banks and foreign investments 230
11 Progress towards financial stability 243
Index 261
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