ECM bankers ponder cold war revival as Russia risk soars

The ramifications of the developing crisis between Russia and the West sunk in this week and divided opinions of equity market participants over whether the revival of cold war tensions will slash investor appetite for Russian stocks and new issues.

  • 29 Aug 2008
Following the recognition by Russian president Dmitry Medvedev of the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states, relations reached a nadir on Thursday with the G7 group of industrialised nations condemning Russia, the EU threatening sanctions and prime minister Vladimir Putin accusing the US of ...

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