Emerging Markets: Russia

  Roundup   By Kim Iskyan   Medvedev : Budget focuses on short-term measures The long-anticipated IPO of Russian aluminum producer Rusal was delayed until the first half of 2010 after the Hong Kong stock exchange declined to approve the ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup   By Kim Iskyan   Avtovaz: Struggling to survive in market downturn Russian government officials have sounded increasingly optimistic notes about the country’s macroeconomic situation, as strong oil prices are likely to result in a lower budget deficit than ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup   By Kim Iskyan   Beating the booze: President Medvedev takes aim at alcoholism In early October Norway’s Telenor and Russian investment vehicle Alfa Group announced an agreement to merge VimpelCom and Kyivstar, their jointly controlled Russian and Ukrainian ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Growth drive: India’s auto sector is thriving The US government has committed $2.45 billion for Indian borrowers through the US Export-Import Bank’s India Infrastructure Facility. Funds will be used for medium- and long-term dollar ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup   By Kim Iskyan On a lighter note: Medvedev and Obama share a joke In its 2010-12 draft federal budget, announced in late July, the Russian government calls for spending cuts, on the back of sharply reduced revenue expectations. ...