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Corporate Lending in Early 2018

Michael Khromov – Head of Department for Financial Studies of the Gaidar Institute; Senior Research fellow of the Center of Structural Research, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Corporate lending market exhibits buoyancy in early 2018. Nominal volumes of new loans issued to corporate borrowers is close to pre-crisis maximum. However, corporate lending remains low against economic activity. The quality of credit portfolios cannot be assessed positively yet due to the resolution of major banks.

Key words: Russian banking sector, corporate lending, financial restructuring of banks.