Source Pravda.Ru

PM stamps banking sector reforms as slack

The reforms of the Russian banking sector are "not the most liberal and are progressing at not the highest speed", Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov announced at a government meeting today. He added however that positive tendencies in other sectors of the Russian economy and an increase in Russia's credit rating would allow attracting foreign investments in the banking sector as well. The policymaker is of the opinion that capitalization of this particular sector is growing at a slow pace. According to his forecasts, foreign capital would come to the Russian banking sector before long, and "Russian banks are fully aware of it".

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed