VTB Capital sees Asia ECM, M&A opportunities

In the second part of an exclusive interview, the Russian bank's Yuri Soloviev discusses M&A and the prospects for Russian listings on Asian markets.

Russia’s biggest investment bank, VTB Capital  which advises on most of the cross-border deals and trade involving Russian companies had looked to Asia as a source of new revenue after sanctions and collapsing energy prices cast a shadow on its US and European ties.

So far, that has not proved as fertile ground as many had hoped, but VTB's first deputy president and chairman, Yuri Soloviev, sees grounds for optimism that the strategy will eventually bear fruit.

In the first half of this exclusive interview, Soloviev set out how VTB was building its business in China and making an impact in debt capital...

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