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Business Women Success Stories

Business Women Success Stories

Today, many successful business projects are set up by women. Women are entering business for various reasons: some see it as a necessity, as the only way to achieve their career goals, while for others it is about seizing attractive business opportunities.

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Vasily Vysokov « LE MARCHÉ SE TRANSFORME, IL DEVIENT MOINS ÉGOÏSTE, PLUS ALTRUISTE »

Vasily Vysokov « LE MARCHÉ SE TRANSFORME, IL DEVIENT MOINS ÉGOÏSTE, PLUS ALTRUISTE »

À la présidence de Center-Invest, quinzième banque russe pour le financement des
PME-PMI, Vasily Vysokov promeut une nouvelle méthode positive pour faire du
business. Il soutient et accompagne la microfinance et les jeunes entrepreneurs.

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Report on the Positive economy forum in Rostov-on-Don

Report on the Positive economy forum in Rostov-on-Don

Russia’s first Positive Economy Forum was held on 16 June in Rostov- on-Don, the capital of southern Russia. The event was organised by Center-invest Bank (Russia) and PlaNet Finance (France).

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Transformational Banking: made in Russia

Transformational Banking: made in Russia

Since its establishment in 1992 by southern Russia’s first privatised enterprises, Center-invest Bank has not only provided banking services, but has also helped the region’s population, companies and authorities to resolve economic and social problems. Center-invest Bank is known as a reform laboratory in southern Russia for its impact on economic processes in the region and its ability to combine modern theoretical knowledge with practical solutions.

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Top 100 russian banks

Top 100 russian banks

Russian bank profitability is healthy, but there are fears around asset quality in consumer banking, and the regulator is taking a tougher line on money laundering and liquidity problems.

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Energy Efficiency Loans to Rise Steadily: Center-Invest Bank

Energy Efficiency Loans to Rise Steadily: Center-Invest Bank

Residential and agricultural sectors present big opportunities for energy efficiency in southern Russia, said Sergey Smirnov, deputy head of corporate banking at Center- Invest Bank. Modernizing technologies would increase the competitiveness of southern Russia’s products, he said. In 2005, the bank became the first in Russia to finance energy efficiency projects.

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“Youthful Start-up Culture Spreads To Russia’s Regions”

“Youthful Start-up Culture Spreads To Russia’s Regions”

The trend among young people to start their own business is growing not only in the twin capitals but also in Russia’s regions. And there’s more help than ever for youthful entrepreneurs. Since 2009, when the first loans became available for business people with little experience or capital, more banks and institutions have become involved.

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Start up, Don! Start up!

Start up, Don! Start up!

Dr. Vasily Vysokov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Center-invest Bank

This book presents the author’s latest research-based thinking about enterprise training and his proven business methods for preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs. It provides an overview of the key economic and social development challenges facing the Rostov region, equips the reader with a basic understanding of the workings of small business, and includes information about new loan programmes for entrepreneurs.

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“Basel III ist nichts anderes als ein Spiel”

“Basel III ist nichts anderes als ein Spiel”

Hans Weitmayr, Wirtschaftablatt

Wiewertet man in Russland die Verhandlungenrund um Basel III?

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Sustainable Banking Business Model

Sustainable Banking Business Model

Dr Vasily Vysokov

Fearing a new wave of the crisis, the world is living in hope that the pre-crisis boom will repeat itself. Speculators are trying to reassure their customers who have suffered large losses that everyone will be a winner in the long-term.

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Mixed times ahead for Russia's regional banks

Mixed times ahead for Russia's regional banks

By Rachel Morarjee

Russia's regional banks are often closer to their customers than the Moscow-based giants, but they can be hampered by a lack of both capital and transparency. While a new development fund is intended to change that, some critics argue that new capital adequacy requirements threaten their very existence.

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A Sustainable Bank Versus Speculative Markets

A Sustainable Bank Versus Speculative Markets

Vasily Vysokov Russia Banking WORLD FINANCE REVIEW

The crisis triggered a search for alternatives to speculative banking, resulting in, for example, a revival of the system of state-owned banks and the increased popularity of Islamic banking1. At the same time, we see continuing efforts to restore the reputation of speculative banking through tighter regulation. Amid the volatility of the speculative markets, the sustainable banking business model is ever more appealing.

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Lending Cash to Save Energy in Rostov

Lending Cash to Save Energy in Rostov

Roland Oliphant

For two months earlier this summer, workmen made life difficult for the residents of his 13-floor apartment building in the southern port of Taganrog, replacing windows, installing heating meters and insulating pipe

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Die Entwicklung Suedrusslands nach der Krise

Die Entwicklung Suedrusslands nach der Krise

Dr. Vasily Vysokov Theoretische und praktische Hinweise fuer Ihre Investitionstaetigkeit in Russland 2011 AEB guide "INVESTIEREN IN RUSLAND", 2011

Association of European Businesses has published the annual review of investment processes "INVESTIEREN IN RUSLAND 2011" for german region. For the first time regional aspects of investing are presented in special section devoted to the Southern Russia Vasily Vysokov, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Center-invest Bank presented the article "The post-crisis development of Southern Russia" Vysokov's article gives short, but very capacious analysis under the maintenance of investment potential of the South of Russia (Southern and North Caucasian federal districts).

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BRICS cooperation for sustainability

BRICS cooperation for sustainability

Sina finance, 14/04/2011

Sina finance, 14/04/2011

http://www.sina.com.cn

Publication in Chinese

The south of Russia plays to economy of the Russian Federation the same role, as the countries BRICS in global economy: low cash incomes of the population, but positive dynamics of all economic indicators increases a region share in economy of Russia. Foreign investors are usually begin acquaintance to the country in it capital. But after visiting of the southern Russia they have always spoke: пїЅIf Moscow is the center, the South is a pearl of RussiaпїЅ. The southern Russia is bordered with the rivers Don and Volga, Black and Caspian sea. Here comes the border between Europe and Asia. During ancient times here passed the well-known silk way.

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Modernisierungspotenzial in Südrussland
A Sustainable Bank for a Sustainable Region
Future of Russian Sustainable Banking

Future of Russian Sustainable Banking

CNBC

CenterInvest is seen as the top bank for lending to Russian SMEs, Vasily Vysokov, chairman of CenterInvest Bank told CNBC

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Southern Russia Versus the Global Crisis

Southern Russia Versus the Global Crisis

Dr. Vasily Vysokov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Center-Invest Bank

This book presents an analysis of the impact of the global financial crisis on the regional economy, taking as its example the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation.

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Southern Russia in 2008: Results!

Southern Russia in 2008: Results!

Dr. Vasily Vysokov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Center-Invest Bank

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 	 Keeping Funds to Region Flowing By Philip Alexander. The Banker. April 2009 issue Dr. Vysokov interview
Vysokov Sees No Financial Crisis in South Russia Economy

Vysokov Sees No Financial Crisis in South Russia Economy

Vasily Vysokov, chairman of Bank Center-Invest, talks with Bloomberg's Nina De Roy about the bank's lending activity in southern Russia.

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Dr. Vasily Vysokov's Interview with ЅNBC

Dr. Vasily Vysokov's Interview with ЅNBC

Dr. Vasily Vysokov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Center-Invest Bank

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"Gentlemen's lot" for Consolidation of Regional Banks
How can we survive the crisis?

How can we survive the crisis?

Of late, people keep asking, "How can we survive the crisis?" Scenario No.1 proposes total relaxation until better times arrive. Scenario No.2 requires a concerted effort to control liquidity, monitor markets, reconsider plans and projects, and establish new business in new markets which will allow them over time to join those who opted for the first scenario and to relax. In either case, the main thing is to stay calm.

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Professor in the Bank

Professor in the Bank

Question everything, the young Marx taught. The Cossack woman, grandmother of Vasily Vysokov, the Doctor of Economics, inspired him with the same principles: "Theory and practice are sometimes completely different things" Her grandson learnt the lesson well and in 1991, keeping on his theoretical research, he went to the Center of Economic Support to transfer to market economy under the Rostov Region Administration to see how the theory fights with practice.

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Deal. Center-invest has another shareholder Another Austrian Bank

Deal. Center-invest has another shareholder Another Austrian Bank

The Austrian Erste Bank has signed the agreement to purchase 9,8% of the shares of the Rostov Center-invest Bank and will introduce its representative to the Board of Directors, as Erste Bank informed. Dmitry Gorchakov, the head of the Public Relations department of Center-invest Bank, proved the fact that the agreement had been signed but refused to give any other comments till the end of the deal.

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Center-invest pleases the farmers

Center-invest pleases the farmers

Center-invest has obtained RUB600m from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development for the support of the agriculture, as Alan Pillow, EBRD Business Group Director for Russia, reported. The credit line is launched with the maturity of five years, it was stated by Dmitry Gorchakov, the chief of the PR service. The parties do not disclose the terms of loan.

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Southern Russia: New Area of Growth for the Russian Economy

Southern Russia: New Area of Growth for the Russian Economy

Russia is one of the four rapidly growing BRIC economies. Some parts of the country are developing particularly quickly, including the Southern Federal District, which covers the area of 591 thousand km2 and has the population of 23 million people.

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Summarised International Financial Reporting Standards Consolidated Financial Statements
Sustainability in the South of Russia

Sustainability in the South of Russia

Dr. Vasily Vysokov Prof. PhD

Banking crisis is not a crisis of subprime. Not a crisis of liquidity. Crisis in banking sphere is always associated with a crisis of confidence.

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INVESTMENT APPEAL OF THE SOUTH OF RUSSIA

INVESTMENT APPEAL OF THE SOUTH OF RUSSIA

V. Vysokov

Basing on the analysis of strategic indicators of the South Federal District this scientific practical handbook discloses main tendencies of socio-economic development and evaluates investment attractiveness of commodity and service markets of the SFD, describes line of activities to liven up investing in the region basing on experience of cooperation of JSC Center-Invest Bank with international financial organizations.

The book is aimed at public authority leaders, entrepreneurs, economists, professors and students.

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REGIONAL BANKS ARE EFFECTIVELY MANAGING REGIONAL RISKS AND BECOMING RELIABLE PARTNERS FOR INVESTORS

REGIONAL BANKS ARE EFFECTIVELY MANAGING REGIONAL RISKS AND BECOMING RELIABLE PARTNERS FOR INVESTORS

V. Vysokov

Center-Invest is the largest private bank headquartered in the Rostov region, an important economic centre in southern Russia. Here the bank's Chairman, Professor Vassily Vysokov, explains why the most interesting banking activity is taking place in Russia's regions

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"South of Russia plus": the new strategy of Bank Center-Invest

"South of Russia plus": the new strategy of Bank Center-Invest

Dr Vasily Voskov talks about the advantages of the Southern Federal District of Russia, and, based on the Bank's Center-Invest own experience, introduces the opportunities for potential investors

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Investitionsmagnet Südrussland

Investitionsmagnet Südrussland

Ernst Welteke und Wassilij Wysokow über die Bank Center-Invest und die Investitionspotentiale der Südregion

Center-Invest in Rostow am Don ist die größte Regionalbank Südrusslands. An der Bank sind unter anderem die European Bank für Reconstruction and Development und die Deutsche Entwicklungsgesellschaft aus der KfW-Bankengruppe beteiligt.

Center-Invest fördert kleine und mittlere Unternehmen mit Beratung, Krediten und Leasingfinanzierungen. Redakteurin Diana Püplichhuysen sprach mit dem Direktor der Bank, Wassilij Wysokow sowie dem ehemaligen Bundesbankpräsidenten Ernst

Welteke, der heute Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats von Center-Invest ist.

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Center-invest Bank: An umbrella for SMEs in the South of Russia

Center-invest Bank: An umbrella for SMEs in the South of Russia

"Center-invest is a regional bank, which efficiently manages regional risks. It is open for international cooperation

EBRD - new shareholder of Center-invest In June 2004 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development extended its partnership with Center-invest by acquiring 25% of the voting shares for $8.15 million and approving a 5 year $5 million loan targeted to SMEs. That moving reinforces cooperation between the two institutions initiated in 2002 when EBRD launched its TFP program and granted a $5 million loan, which was extended to $8 million in 2003.

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USD 1 Billion of Don Investments

USD 1 Billion of Don Investments

The Ministry of Higher and Middle Education of Russian Federation

This practical-scientific manual explores questions of investment activities and investment policy. The author proposes original approaches to analysis of investment activities and structurization of regional investment policy targets. This manual presents methodic developments for composing investment projects and increasing efficiency in management of marketing, industry, finances, and staff. This manual is useful for managers of enterprises, specialists, students and post-graduates.

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Small business of South Russia: investment potential

Small business of South Russia: investment potential

V. Vysokov

Small business plays a big part in social-economical development of South Russia (includes North Caucasian region, Astrakhan and Volgograd regions, Kalmykian Republic) and South Federal District. It allow to increase manufacture, guaranteeing employment for the population, development in sphere of trade and services

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Wiblatt: Sudrussische Bank sucht die Kooperation mit KMU

Wiblatt: Sudrussische Bank sucht die Kooperation mit KMU

Der Suden Russlands ist eine der dynamischsten Regionen des Landes. Chancen gibt es auch fur osterreichische Betriebe, meint Banker Wassilij Wysokow.

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Die Presse: Ende des Osteuropa-Booms?
Social responsibility of business versus sustainable development

Social responsibility of business versus sustainable development

The general idea of the "sustainable development" envisages that sustainable business is aiming at the maximization of not just instant profit, but also long-term profit, thus entailing additional obligations concerning environment, society, clients, shareholders, staff and business development. Since 2006, FT and IFC have introduced "FT Emerging Markets Sustainable Bank of the Year Award". The Center-invest Bank has applied for this competition in 2007. The winner will be announced on the 7th of June in London.

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Banking on the New Frontier

Banking on the New Frontier

Craig Mellow

Russia's economic boom is bringing prosperity to its far-flung provinces and driving a boom in regional lending.

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Center-Invest: southern champion with a social conscience

Center-Invest: southern champion with a social conscience

Euromoney:: September 2007 :: Russia

"If Moscow is the centre of Russia, then the south is the pearl." That's the mantra that Vasily Vysokov, chairman of Bank Center-Invest, likes to chant about the Krasnodar Krai federal district where his bank is the pre-eminent private sector player. As a native of Rostov-on-Don where Center-Invest is headquartered, he's clearly biased in his opinion of his home region but there's no denying the fact that he and his wife Tatiana, who founded the bank back in 1992, have built a successful banking franchise that has propelled Center-Invest into the top 150 banks in Russia.

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Gebrauchsanweisung für Rußland

Gebrauchsanweisung für Rußland

Mittelstandsberater sieht "Perspektiven ohne Ende" / Früherer Bundesbankchef Welteke: Genau hinzuschauen lohnt sich

FRANKFURT. Rollt der Rubel? Ja, er rollt. Zumindest für Ernst Welteke, den früheren Bundesbank-Präsidenten Er arbeitet mittlerweile für die Bank "Center- invest". Für die Bank wie? Das haben sich vermutlich einige der Wirtschaftsleute im "Hotel Kennedy" in Frankfurt-Sachsen-hausen gefragt, die sich dort Aufklärung über die Marktchancen in Rußland erhofften.

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Sustaining Market Share through Lending to SMEs and Energy Efficiency Projects

Sustaining Market Share through Lending to SMEs and Energy Efficiency Projects

BANK "CENTER-INVEST"

Established in 1992 in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Bank "Center-invest" ranks among the largest 150 Russian banks and is the largest privately owned bank in the Rostov Region. It has 9 branches and 33 sub-branches, mainly in the Rostov region, which service both large corporations and SMEs. Since 2004, the bank has been expanding to neighboring regions and has established representative offices in Moscow and in London. Since 2002, it has received investments and trade finance from IFC, EBRD, DEG, KFW, and USAID, along with technical assistance in the areas of credit underwriting, risk management, international accounting standards, business organization, and social and environmental management.

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Russlands neue

Russlands neue

Russlands neue

Russland. Österreichische Unternehmen entdecken Südrussland auch abseits von Sotschi. Chancen gibt es etwa in den Bereichen Lebensmitteltechnik und Energieeffizienz.

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BANK "CENTER-INVEST"

BANK "CENTER-INVEST"

Sustaining Market Share through Lending to SMEs and Energy Efficiency Projects

Established in 1992 in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Bank "Center-invest" ranks among the largest 150 Russian banks and is the largest privately owned bank in the Rostov Region. It has 9 branches and 33 sub-branches, mainly in the Rostov region, which service both large corporations and SMEs. Since 2004, the bank has been expanding to neighboring regions and has established representative offices in Moscow and in London. Since 2002, it has received investments and trade finance from IFC, EBRD, DEG, KFW, and USAID, along with technical assistance in the areas of credit underwriting, risk management, international accounting standards, business organization, and social and environmental management.

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