Personal Assistant and Admin Support, London

A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu Get involved in working on exciting ad hoc projects such as company-wide events and contributing to the smooth running of our London office. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your existing PA and administrative skills in a fast-paced and professional environment.  Continue Reading

ASIA FRONTIER CAPITAL – Country Snapshot: Nepal

From Asia Frontier Capital – Newsletter for May After ten years of civil war between the government and Maoist rebels ended in 2006, Nepal is looking to shed its violent past and provide its citizens with political stability and economic growth. In the foreseeable future, economic growth will largely depend on the government’s ability to exploit… Continue Reading

Sberbank wants apologies from Ukraine’s top prosecutor

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank chief executive Herman Gref has asked Ukraine’s chief prosecutor to apologise for “groundless” allegations that Russia’s biggest lender has been financing pro-Russian separatists who are fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine. Continue Reading

Ozon acquires stake in LitRes, the leading Russian e-book store

Source – East-West Digital News Ozon Holdings, one of Russia’s most established e-commerce players, announced that it acquired a stake in LitRes, the leader in Russia’s fast growing – though still embryonic – domestic e-book market. Neither the size of the stake nor the amount of the transaction has been disclosed. Continue Reading

EME Sales Assistant for Solutions & FX Sales, London Based

      A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu Job Reference 66510 Job Title EME Sales Assistant for Solutions & FX Sales (BA4) The Sales Support team is responsible for a variety of functions to support the firm’s clients and our internal customers (sales and trading desks, other infrastructure areas) to ensure accurate and timely processing… Continue Reading

Investment banking internship at European bank, London based

    A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu Russian speaking intern required for a long term (12 months or more) internship to join an ECM team at a European investment bank. Prior banking experience is not required, but the candidate must demonstrate basic knowledge of finance and enthusiasm to work in the industry. The candidate must… Continue Reading

Machlin-Oracle article: India economy may show faster growth

By Andrei Skvarsky. An article released by London-based investment advisory firm Machlin-Oracle argues that India now has a chance of speeding up its economic growth after a current slowdown. {{{?}}} This presumed opportunity has been created by the victory of right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in May 12 elections and the designation of its… Continue Reading

Sanctioned Bank Rossiya parts with $362m as clients withdraw forex

By Andrei Skvarsky. Client accounts at Bank Rossiya have plunged by a total of 12.6bn rubles ($362m) since the end of March as customers have been withdrawing foreign currency from the St Petersburg-based lender after the United States imposed sanctions on it. {{{?}}} Bank Rossiya limited its business to ruble transactions after the U.S. government… Continue Reading

EME Sales Assistant for Solutions & FX Sales, London Based

    Vacancy direct from www.russiansinthecity.eu Job Reference 66510 Job Title EME Sales Assistant for Solutions & FX Sales (BA4) The Sales Support team is responsible for a variety of functions to support the firm’s clients and our internal customers (sales and trading desks, other infrastructure areas) to ensure accurate and timely processing of transactions.… Continue Reading

Factoring – International Factoring Manager, London based

      Vacancy direct from www.russiansinthecity.eu A London based company is looking for a specialist in international factoring to join UK office. Focusing on CIS market and working as Export Factor our company is aiming to further develop this growing market. The candidate must have previous factoring experience, preferably in the international factoring products.… Continue Reading

Russia-Ukraine crisis threatens recovery in the EBRD region

The crisis in Russia and Ukraine is having a severe impact on the economies of the two countries and is threatening to slow down the recovery in the wider EBRD region – or even bring it to a complete halt. {{{?}}} The EBRD’s latest economic report predicts growth in the transition region of just 1.4 per cent in 2014,… Continue Reading

Sberbank CIB to take part in St Petersburg International Economic Forum

Sberbank CIB bankers will take part in the annual St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) this month as part of a delegation from its parent firm Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender.  {{{?}}}  “Sustaining Confidence in a World Undergoing Transformation” is the theme of the XVIII SPIEF, to be held in St Petersburg on May 22-24 and… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital hires analyst for Southeast Asia, Mongolia

By Andrei Skvarsky. Asia Frontier Capital (AFC), a Hong Kong-based fund management company that specialises in investing in Asian frontier markets, has hired Scott Osheroff from Pathfinder Capital Management as a research analyst for Southeast Asia and Mongolia. {{{?}}} Osheroff, who joined AFC on May 1, will be based in Phnom Penh for nine months… Continue Reading

Investors in Crimea to receive “considerable” Russian government support

Investors willing to inject money into the Crimea will receive “considerable support” from the Russian government, Oleg Savelyev, the Russian minister responsible for the region, promised earlier this month. {{{?}}} As Rusbase reported, in addition to Russian and Ukrainian investors, Minister Savelyev hopes investors from China, India, Korea and the entire Southeast Asia will also line… Continue Reading

Ukraine and EBRD launch initiative to combat corruption

The government of Ukraine has pledged to do more to combat corruption with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), multilateral organisations as well as domestic and foreign business associations. {{{?}}} The Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Initiative aims to improve the investment climate and to strengthen the economic outlook by ensuring greater accountability and transparency… Continue Reading

Deutsche Börse analysts: Russians increasingly worse off because of Ukraine

By Andrei Skvarsky. A Deutsche Börse-owned research company says consumer sentiment in Russia has been going down steadily since the start of the year because of the Ukraine crisis, and that a survey taken last month showed a further decline. {{{?}}} Household finances, short-term business conditions and the spending climate in Russia are all affected… Continue Reading

EBRD appoints Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed, Francis Malige to the new position of Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. {{{?}}} Mr Malige assumed his role 1 May. He is responsible for leading the Bank’s operations in Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Initially based in London, he will be relocating to Kiev later in the… Continue Reading