VTB Bank sees room for key rate cut to 7% to stimulate lending

After suffering hefty losses in the first half of this year, Kostin expects the banking sector to be loss-making in 2022
Representative Image
Representative ImageReuters

VLADIVOSTOK: Russia's VTB Bank CEO Andrei Kostin on Wednesday said there was room for the central bank to cut its key rate to 7.5% and then 7% from 8% now, steps that would stimulate lending in Russia's banking sector. The Bank of Russia next meets on rates on Sept. 16.

After suffering hefty losses in the first half of this year, Kostin expects the banking sector to be loss-making in 2022, but it should return to profit in 2023, though not at the record levels of profit registered in 2021, he said.

Visit news.dtnext.in to explore our interactive epaper!

Download the DT Next app for more exciting features!

Click here for iOS

Click here for Android

Related Stories

No stories found.
DT next
www.dtnext.in