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Mir card payment system looks beyond Russia

19 Apr 2019

MOSCOW After Western sanctions gutted Russia's financial system five years ago, a new bank card began appearing in the wallets of many Russians.

Russia's Sberbank in talks to buy retailer O'Key: sources

11 Apr 2019

MOSCOW Russia's largest lender Sberbank is in talks to buy mid-sized food retailer O'Key, six industry sources told Reuters.

Russia's Sberbank in talks to buy retailer O'Key - sources

11 Apr 2019

MOSCOW, April 11 Russia's largest lender Sberbank is in talks to buy mid-sized food retailer O'Key, six industry sources told Reuters.

Russian banks face revenue hit from new central bank payment system

28 Mar 2019

MOSCOW, March 28 Major Russian banks stand to lose commissions when their customers use payment cards or smartphones to pay retailers because the country's central bank is introducing its own payment system, bankers say.

Exclusive: U.S.-hired firm audits Russia's Rusal for compliance with sanctions deal

28 Mar 2019

MOSCOW A firm hired by the U.S. Treasury Department is auditing Russian aluminum giant Rusal to check whether it is complying with the terms of a deal under which Washington agreed to lift sanctions on the company, Rusal said.

Russia's private Alfa Bank bets on mortgages to grow - CFO

15 Mar 2019

MOSCOW, March 15 Alfa Bank, Russia's top private lender, aims to boost mortgage lending due to tough competition with state banks to win new corporate business in a slow growing economy, the chief financial officer said.

Russia's Gazprombank sells its indirect stake in Venezuelan venture - source

14 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Gazprombank, Russia's third biggest lender by assets, has sold its indirect stake in the Petrozamora joint venture in Venezuela, a source at the bank said on Thursday.

Russia's Gazprombank sells its indirect stake in Venezuelan venture: source

14 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Gazprombank, Russia's third biggest lender by assets, has sold its indirect stake in the Petrozamora joint venture in Venezuela, a source at the bank said on Thursday.

Russia's top banks plot temporary sanctions workaround: sources

14 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Leading Russian banks are working on plans to help each other retain at least short-term access to the global financial system in the event that they are hit by fresh U.S. sanctions, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: Russian bank VTB reaches deal to exit Venezuela bank stake - sources

12 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Russian bank VTB has begun a procedure to hand over to the Russian state property agency its stake in Evrofinance Mosnarbank, a bank hit with U.S. sanctions this week over its dealings with Venezuela, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters.

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