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Russian Banking

Evolution, Problems and Prospects Edited by David Lane, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK
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.

The contributors explore the legacy of the Soviet past and current functions of the Russian banking system, contrasting these with those in other post-communist societies and describing peculiarities such as informal networks and corruption.
Extent: 288 pp
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Publication Date: 2003
ISBN: 978 1 84064 941 3
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Money and Banking
  • Regional Economics
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.

The contributors explore the legacy of the Soviet past and current functions of the Russian banking system, contrasting these with those in other post-communist societies and describing peculiarities such as informal networks and corruption.

The book also discusses the economic and global aspects of Russia’s reform, focusing on financial crises, foreign depositors to Russian banks and the implications for Russian foreign debt.

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.
‘. . . required reading for all who are seriously interested in the modern Russian economy.’
– Pekka Sutela, Slavic Review
Contributors: D. Allan, C.M. Buch, S.A. Chapman, B. Granville, R.P. Heinrich, D. Lane, I. Lavrentieva, L. Lusinyan, S. Mizobata, M. Mulino, M. Myant, H. Pleines, M. Schrooten, J.A. Solovieva, W. Tompson
Contents

Introduction
David Lane

PART I ISSUES IN BANKING
1 The evolution of post-communist banking
David Lane

2 Bank sector restructuring
Satoshi Mizobata

3 The present and future of banking reform
William Tompson

4 The view from the ground: case studies of three major banks
(Sberbank, Uneximbank/Rosbank, Bank of Moscow)
David Lane and Irene Lavrentieva

PART II GOVERNANCE ISSUES
5 Banks and illegal activities
Heiko Pleines

6 Banks and the loans-for-shares auctions
Duncan Allan

7 Comparisons with east-central Europe
Martin Myant

PART III ECONOMIC AND GLOBAL ASPECTS
8 Predicting Russia’s currency and financial crises
Sheila A. Chapman and Marcella Mulino

9 The political economy of banking reform and foreign debt
Claudia M. Buch, Ralph P. Heinrich, Lusine Lusinyan and
Mechthild Schrooten

10 Russian banks and foreign investments
Julia A. Solovieva

11 Progress towards financial stability
Brigitte Granville

Index