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Articles by Alexander Manda
Yukos Scandal Stems Corporate Bond Rally
07 July 03
Russian corporate bonds, a stellar performer in 2003, may be losing favor as a sharp rally in that country's government debt flags and a legal scandal undermines investor confidence.
Sistema Pulls Plug on $500M Eurobond
31 March 03
AFK Sistema has postponed a planned $500 million bond, bankers said Friday, in a move that casts doubt on Deutsche Telekom's hopes of selling its stake in Mobile TeleSystems to help reduce debt.
Sovereign Bond Boom Seen Nearing the End
05 March 03
Russian sovereign bonds may be nearing the peak of a four-year rally that has reflected a turnaround in the country's economic fortunes since its August 1998 financial crisis, analysts said Tuesday.
Market Status Seen Lifting Bonds
10 June 02
The U.S. decision to acknowledge Russia as a market economy is a further step in the country's financial rehabilitation and should ultimately boost Russian bond prices, analysts said Friday.
Sberbank Chief: Reforms Will Draw Bank Deposits
22 April 02
The banking system must be reformed before people will trust banks with their money again, said the head of Sberbank.
Slipping Oil Revenues Rekindle Debt Fears
01 October 01
Tumbling oil prices have revived fears over Russia's 2003 debt-servicing spike.
Rising Crude Prices Create 'Safe Haven'
21 September 01
Russia's oil reserves could make the country a safe haven for investors if the crude price rises.
Trade Debt Plan Seen Pressuring Russian Bonds
07 February 01
A proposed restructuring of up to $8 billion of Soviet-era foreign trade loans could spark further volatility in Russian debt prices, restraining this year's handsome gains, analysts said Tuesday.