The BBC has a video report on bribe culture in Russian businesses. Have the (self-assembly) tables turned?: Ikea has apparently been accused of corruption in its Russian operations. Legislation to crack down on corporate raiders, a target of Medvedev’s anti-graft initiative, will hit the state duma today. RFE/RL suggests that agricultural subsidies may be the issue stalling Russia’s WTO bid. The Economist has a special report on banking in emerging markets – a risky business? Rusal may increase production this year as demand from Asia rebounds. The aluminum giant is enjoying a first quarter profit with a rise in prices of metal for airplanes and packaging. Severstal is facing a loss in the first quarter having reclassified the Lucchini Spa unit it holds in Italy. Meanwhile the company has bought 16.5% of iron-ore developer Core Mining Ltd, and hopes to increase its share. ‘A vast imbalance in Russia’s favour’: this article in the FT examines the new deals made with Turkey.