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Profits of the Banking Sector in January-July 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.

Balance sheet profits declined markedly in January-July 2018 compared to the same period of 2017 mainly because of resumed growth in loan loss provisions. A positive factor was represented by growth in net interest income and in profits from regular banking operations.

Key words: banking sector, banking profit, regular banking operations, reserves for possible losses.