Приграниченое сотрудничество регионов России, Беларуси, Украины
The paper analyzes the economic relations of the Belarusian-Russian-Ukrainian border (BRUP) in the context of integration processes within the CIS and the TC / EEA. Provides a comprehensive assessment of the potential cross-border cooperation. Explore cross-border trade, industrial, investment and migration relations, the interaction of the regions in the field of education, defines the role of individual institutions to harness the potential of cross-border cooperation.
The current state and prospects of the cross border cooperation of the state administration bodies for mutual assistance during natural and manmade disasters is analyzed. The relevant issues of funding mutual assistance between neighboring EU states are considered.
Proceedings of papers presented at the Joint Workshop on Borderlands Modelling and Understanding for Global Sustainability carried out under the auspices of three international associations of researchers: 1) ISPRS - International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; 2) IGU - International Geographical Union; 3) ICA - International Cartographic Association.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.