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Business news, 04.06.2004 13:55

Banking Congress opened in Saint-Petersburg

Banking Congress opened in the city The 13th International Banking Congress, opened Wednesday in the Pribaltiyskaya hotel.

Over 600 participants from commercial and central banks, as well as credit and insurance companies, top government officials and international economic organizations plan to discuss a number of international and local issues over three days during the congress.

Main topics are the integration of international financial standards, the development of deposit insurance systems, currency control and corporate governance. Deputy Central Bank chairman, Andrei Kozlov is also expected to announce whether the government will take on any new debt by issuing bonds this year.

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