Today in Russian Business – Jan 22, 2010

Burger King has arrived in Russia.  RusAl’s Hong Kong IPO – the first of its kind for a Russian company – has raised $2.2 billion, a strong show of investor confidence.  The cash will in part go towards clearing some of RusAl’s $16.8 billion debt, says Reuters.  Poultry importers are looking for non-US suppliers, after talks failed to produce commitments to reopen US-Russian trade ties.  Billionaire Mikhail Gutseriyev is plotting his (political?) return to Russia.  State corporation Russian Technologies could sell $4 billion worth of assets this year.  Sberbank says that the 20% of its loans – $1.2 billion worth – now overdue are the fault of fraud.