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Bank of Russia partially cancels regulatory easing measures for insurers, expiring on 31 December 2023
Alfa-Bank launched 2 promotions for foreign trade participants at once
NCR assigns highest possible ESG rating, AAA, to Sber
Bank of Russia presents Smart Finance at VDNH
Sber ranks on top of socially responsible business competition
The bank was assigned the highest A+ rating, and three of Sber’s projects won awards
SberBusiness ID to facilitate low carbon transition for enterprises
Sber and STC adopt innovative framework for corporate authentication in low carbon energy register
Consumers increasingly opt for payments via SBP
Alfa-Bank entered the TOP 100 world banks by number of payments
The international analytical agency Nilson Report has published a rating of banks by the number of p
Bank of Russia Payment System fully complies with risk management recommendations
Alfa-Bank raised deposit rates again
Russian companies can now benefit from a server-based operating system by Sber
Alfa-Bank cancels commission on transfers for entrepreneurs
Businesses factor record-breaking RUB 1.2 tn at Sber
SberFactoring's financial transactions soared to RUB 1.2 tn in 9M23, up 20% vs. 9M22.
Monitoring sectoral financial flows: growth in incoming payments continues in September
Sber clients make more than 18,000 alternative deals totaling RUB 73.6 bn
Most alternative deals were made in Moscow (4,700); Moscow Region (3,900); and St Petersburg (2,900).
Sber reaffirms its leadership in RBC's and NCR's ESG indexes
Alfa-Bank was the first in Russia to launch an interactive game for business in the Internet bank and application
Bank of Russia sets minimum requirements for bank card insurance
Advantages, risks and outlook for tokenisation of cashless money: Bank of Russia report
Partnership financing: new rules for registering participants in experiment
The Ordinance will enter into force on 16 September 2023
Sber to present innovation-driven services for individuals, businesses, and government during Eastern Economic Forum
Sber's innovation-driven branch at the forum is where you can enjoy all the banking services
FPS processes over 18 million transactions every day on average
The number of money transfers between individuals via the FPS increased by 25% quarter-on-quarter.
Monetary Policy Guidelines for 2024–2026
In the Monetary Policy Guidelines, the Bank of Russia each year describes the goals of monetary policy and approaches to its implementation and provides its view of the current situation in the economy and forecasts of its development in the medium term.
Bank of Russia regulatory sandbox becomes more convenient and user-friendly
The regulatory sandbox was launched in 2018
Alfa-Bank and the Moscow government integrated Alfa ID into the network of city portals
Now Alfa-Bank customers can instantly log in to the mos.ru portal and use all services without a password thanks to Alfa ID.
Bank of Russia puts first company on register of digital financial asset exchange operators
The registration of the first DFA exchange operator is an important step in the advancement of the market for this type of financial instruments.
Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in July 2023
In July, growth leaders were the Equity Market (up 2.5 times), Bond Market (up 2.3 times), FX Market (58%), Money Market (30%) and Precious Metals Market (up 5.3 times).
SberBusiness adds more non-banking services
Sber has widely extended its online banking platform for corporate clients, SberBusiness, by adding new non-banking services to the mobile and web app.
Alfa-Bank launched the first business bot based on neural networks
Alfa-Bank has launched the first bot for business in Telegam using artificial intelligence.
Statement by Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina in follow-up to Board of Directors meeting on 21 July 2023
Bank of Russia have to start tightening their monetary policy in order to bring inflation back to 4% next year.
Operation of Bank of Russia Payment System on 23 and 30 July 2023
On 23 and 30 July 2023, the Bank of Russia Payment System will operate according to the schedule.
Yekaterinburg to host Cybersecurity in Finance Forum on 12–16 February 2024
A special youth programme will be offered to students from relevant universities.
Rules for digital ruble platform drafted
The platform will operate on a 24/7 basis and process transactions online.
Russian shares still purchased mostly by retail investors
Stock indices were up, driven by high financial performance reported by certain companies and news about dividend payouts.
Disaster recovery testing on 15 July 2023
Bank of Russia to release statistics on new bond types
The publication will provide time series data on the amounts of bond issues, the structure of issuers, and the characteristics of such securities.
Operation of Bank of Russia Payment System on 2, 9 and 16 July 2023
Payment agents to be regulated by Bank of Russia
New rules have been approved for payment agents.
Planned changes in FX and securities clearing reports structure
RECORDS node of collateral valuation report EQM84 will be supplemented with CollateralAcceptLimit optional field.
Annual inflation is 2.5% in May, monthly price growth stays moderate
The annual rate of price growth has increased
Sber and Vladimir Region Government agree to digitalize region
The parties committed to holding joint events, workshops, roundtables, consultations on the subject of the agreement.
Bank of Russia keeps the key rate at 7.50% p.a.
On 9 June 2023, the Bank of Russia Board of Directors decided to keep the key rate 7.50% per annum.
Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in May 2023
All comparisons below are with May 2022.
Banks with basic licence in talks with regulator
Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina met with representatives of the banks with a basic licence (BBLs).
Systems update on 5th June 2023
New release of trading and clearing systems of Securities, FX and Derivatives is scheduled for 05rd of June 2023.
Monitoring businesses: Business Climate Index stays close to ten-year high
In May, businesses' price expectations dropped
Moscow Exchange announces results for the first quarter of 2023
Moscow Exchange (MOEX) today announces its financial results based on summary financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Q1 2023.
NPF returns exceed inflation: 2023 Q1 outcomes
NPF's income was mainly due to positive revaluation of shares and coupons on debt securities.
Russia's Sberbank reports record Q1 profit, raises ROE forecast
Sberbank's profits hit a record for the quarter.
Importance of Chinese yuan in Russian foreign exchange market on the rise
Number of complaints against banks decreases: 2023 Q1 statistics
MOEX Internal testing
Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in April 2023
Russia's Sberbank Launches Own Version of ChatGPT
Pension savings insured by government for 2.8 million rubles
Monitoring businesses: Business Climate Index hits 10-year high
Retail lending surges in March
Concentration limits per issuer change on Securities market
MOEX Internal testing
From plant to industrial centre: timed to anniversary of Perm
Launch of Quotes 2.0 service in the securities market system
Share of yuan in on-exchange trading hits new high in March
Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in March 2023
Microloan portfolio expands by 11% in 2022: review of microfinance market
Restrictions on money transfers abroad extended
Systems update on 3th April 2023
Results of auction for placement of the Russian Federation government bonds
Bank of Russia releases 2022 H2 Report on RUONIA Oversight Committee's Activity
Bank of Russia extends ban on selling unfriendly states’ securities to non-qualified investors
Maintenance on T1 FX test environment
New financial messaging rules for Russia approved
Bank of Russia establishes procedure for depositories to return Russian securities from abroad
Results of monitoring of credit institutions’ maximum interest rates
Data governance in financial market: present state and future prospects
Moscow Exchange announces results for the full year 2022
Talking Trends: Economic activity rises early in the year
Russia MOEX exchange begins trading in Turkish lira
Retail UIFs make profit: Q4 results
Revised lists of the Moscow Exchange Indices announced
Sberbank enhances referral program by reducing corporate credit card rates
Annual inflation in Russian regions varies from 6.6% to 18.1% in January
Russia expects Sberbank to pay dividends on 2022 profits
Bank of Russia suggests updating requirements for insurers' capital
IMF issues Russian economic growth outlook that is more optimistic than Bank of Russia's
Bank of Russia approves temporary procedures for measuring operational risk
Risk parameters on Securities market & security FLOT
Banking sector makes profit in 2022
Moscow Exchange trading schedule in February 2023
Financial Stability Review
Moscow to resume foreign exchange transactions with sales of yuan
Bank of Russia restarts open FX trading to support ruble
Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in 2022
Bank of Russia changes market risk calculation procedure for banks
Russia's Sberbank plans to open office in China in 2023
Russia dropping US dollar for Chinese yuan – and fast
Bank of Russia will test business partnerships for global crypto payments
Sber Bank of Russia Plans to Integrate Blockchain Using Metamask and Ethereum
Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in November 2022
In November 2022, total trading volumes across Moscow Exchange’s markets grew by 4.2% to RUB 74.7 trln (RUB 71.7 in October 2022). All comparisons below are with October 2022.
Bank of Russia presents financial market development programme for 2023–2025
Top priorities set by the regulator in the draft Russian Financial Market Development Programme for 2023–2025 include an increasing role of the financial market in the transformation of the Russian economy, reconfiguration of the system of foreign trade payments and settlements, and digitalisation and advancement of the country’s payment infrastructure.
Sberbank In Discussions For China Banking Operational License
Would ease transacSberbank effects payments to China.
Bank of Russia develops approaches to regulating instalment plans
The Bank of Russia aims to mitigate risks faced by consumers when they pay for goods or services under instalment plans without entering into loan agreements.
Sberbank redeems Russian depositors' subordinated Eurobonds
October 29, 2022, was the maturity date for Sberbank’s subordinated Eurobonds ISIN XS0848530977 valued at USD 2 bn. Sberbank repaid the face value and made the final coupon payments under the above bonds to the Russian depositors whose rights were listed via the National Settlement Depository and outside of it.
Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in October 2022
In October 2022, total trading volume across Moscow Exchange’s markets was RUB 71.7 trln (RUB 74.3 trln in September 2022). Unless stated otherwise, all figures below refer to performance for October 2022 and all comparisons are with September 2022.
Results of monitoring of credit institutions' maximum interest rates
Rouble recovers from over three-month low versus dollar
The rouble strengthened on Thursday, pulling clear of a more than three-month low against the dollar and heading towards the 63 mark, as volatility sparked primarily by elevated geopolitical risks continued to buffet Russian markets.
Russia's Sberbank offers payment holidays on loans for servicemen
Derivatives market changes significantly: Bank of Russia's report
The events that occurred in the derivatives market this year have considerably transformed its structure and liquidity. Non-residents’ exit from the market at the beginning of the year caused a reduction in the number of open positions and the termination of certain types of transactions. This information is given in the Bank of Russia's report.
Russia's Moscow Exchange not ruling out sale of dollar-rouble trading operations
The head of the supervisory board of Russia's leading stock exchange said on Thursday the group does not rule out spinning off and selling its dollar-rouble currency trading operations as a separate business.
Bank of Russia sets procedure for suspending sales and refunding customers in case of misselling
The Bank of Russia’s requirements to suspend sales or refund customers will cover financial products which are systematically missold.
Moscow Exchange to add trading hours
Moscow Exchange plans to resume after-hours trading on the Equity & Bond Market, as well as pre-market trading on the Derivatives and FX Markets on 12 September 2022. This will mean trading will run for 12 hours on the FX Market, 14 hours on the Equity and Bond Markets and 15 hours on the Derivatives Market.
Russia's Sberbank begins lending in Chinese yuan, bank official says
“We are now already beginning to lend in yuan. We see quite large demand,” Alexander Vedyakhin, first deputy chairman of Sberbank’s executive board, told reporters.
Bank of Russia to allow online registration of trust management rules of UIFs for non-qualified investors
The Bank of Russia has published an instruction establishing a new procedure for registration of trust management rules of unit investment funds (UIFs) whose units are not limited in circulation, and amendments to them.
Sber presents digital signage platform Salute Screens
SberDevices team has launched Salute Screens, a Russia-made digital signage platform for businesses enabling centralized management of information screens; the launching of promo campaigns, runs schedule configuration, audience communications effectiveness assessment.
MOEX Internal testing
This Saturday, August 27th, 2022, MOEX will be running internal tests on the Securities, FX and Stan
Monitoring enterprises: improvement of business climate
The Bank of Russia’s Business Climate Index (BCI) has risen and remains positive for the second month in a row due to improved short-term expectations of businesses.
Moscow Exchange announces results for Q2 2022
Unless stated otherwise, all figures below refer to performance in Q2 2022 and all comparisons are with the corresponding period of 2021, based on IFRS financials.
Retail and corporate lending speeds up notably in July
The growth rate of mortgage lending nearly doubled, reaching +1.3% after +0.7% in June, according to preliminary data. About a half of the issued loans were market-based mortgages, which was owing to an overall decrease in interest rates.
Rouble weakens towards 62 vs dollar, stocks up
The rouble reversed earlier losses and firmed past 61 against the dollar on Tuesday.
Bank of Russia admits further easing of capital movement restrictions
It is reported that restrictions on the freedom of capital movement break the work of separate channels of transmissive mechanism of the monetary policy.
Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in July 2022
In July 2022, total trading volumes across Moscow Exchange’s markets grew 3% to reach RUB 75.7 trln (RUB 73.5 trln. in June 2022).
Government Bond Indices
For Foreign Issuers Admission of Foreign Issuers' Securities to Trading
Moscow Exchange Launches Trading in Foreign Stocks
VTB Capital Leads International Rankings for H1 of 2020
Financial Market Infrastructure
Debt Assignment to Third Parties Only Upon Borrowers’ Consent: Regulator Clarifies
Main Trends After Implementing DBR: Bank of?Russia Report