Russia’s banking sector is starting to recover after a catastrophic summer and is back in overall profit – just. Russia’s banking sector earned an aggregate profit of just RUB18bn ($300mn) in the first 10 months. However, if you exclude state-owned retail giant Sberbank’s stellar third quarter results, then the sector is actually still loss-making. Until September monthly profits were running well ahead of last year’s results, averaging between RUB100bn and RUB200bn for most of the year.
Russia’s summer dividend payout season is over so it's time for investors to look forward to the next one. High yielding dividend stocks have been consistent index-outperformers nearly every year since 2014 and so the list of generous companies is the first list investors look at when making equity investments in the Russian stock market. Russia’s stock market had a stellar year in 2016, returning over 50% to portfolio investors, who had decided prices were simply too cheap to ignore.
October was a disappointing month for bond issues as the volumes dropped off sharply from a stellar September in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), while the volumes in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) held their own. Bond issues in both regions were well down on the same month a year earlier. CEE was the most active market and saw a total of 10 issues worth $5.8bn, which was just a little more than the month previously.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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