Treasury in Russia and the CIS


The Riddle that is Russia

Graham Buck 15 April

Winston Churchill famously described Russia as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma". While gtnews has carried occasional pieces on treasury in Russia and the CIS, it seemed timely for us to attempt to address the riddle - at least from the financial professional's angle, with a more dedicated study. Among our reports is one from Larysa Melnychuk, who helped establish the Moscow Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Club last autumn. She was in the city two weeks ago for its latest meeting and records the mood among Russian financial professionals. By contrast, the London Club had the luxury of reviewing the FP&A capabilities of technology at its 8 April meeting, which Neil Ainger blogs about. Other posts include one from our Asia editor, Richard Hartung, on how the region's companies are increasingly using analytics to secure competitive advantage, while regular contributor Selwyn Blair-Ford of Wolters Kluwer examines financial market infrastructures (FMIs) and the proposed framework for enabling exchanges, clearing houses, trade repositories and payment systems to withstand financial stress.   

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