Exclusive: Russia expects to recover far less from 'bad bank' assets – sources

Russia will dramatically cut its estimate of the sum it expects to recover from a “bad bank” set up after the collapse of three major lenders, according to three sources familiar with new calculations being prepared for the central bank. The central bank has spent over $40 billion bailing out Otkritie, B&N and Promsvyazbank since 2017. It had hoped to recover between 40 and 60 percent of the value of their 2 trillion rubles ($30.45 billion) assets that were transferred to Trust Bank, the bad bank, in the rescue deal.

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Exclusive: Russia expects to recover far less from 'bad bank' assets – sources

General Motors’ Finance Arm Joins Blockchain Data Security Initiative

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Noble Group’s LNG traders leaving to join Glencore – sources

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) – Three liquefied natural gas (LNG) traders at Asia's biggest commodity trade house, Noble Group Ltd , including two co-heads of the team, are leaving to join rival trader Glencore , sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Noble and Glencore declined to comment. The sources said that Noble will continue to trade LNG, having restarted its London-based trading desk in 2014.

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Africa’s big cities offer investors hope in hard times

By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Africa's biggest economies have been hammered by the collapse in commodity prices over the past 18 months but there are still investment bright spots to be found. In cities such as Lagos, Nairobi, Accra, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, growth remains robust and investors are prospering in the retail, financial services, technology and construction sectors. This means investors can now re-adjust their strategy for Africa.

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Africa’s big cities offer investors hope in hard times