Market meltdown impact

Sergey Aleksashenko, one of the top financial analysts in Russia, and a former Deputy Finance Minister

1959 - Born in Moscow region
1986 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1986 - Junior scientist, Central Economics-Mathematics Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences
1989 - Receives Doctorate in economics, Central Economics-Mathematics Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences
1990 - Leading specialist, Soviet Council of Ministers Economic Reform Committee
1993 - Russian Deputy Finance Minister
1994 - Chairman, Presidential Auditing Commission
1995 - First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
1997 - Professor, Qilin University, Changchun, China
1999 - Founder and head, Centre of Development Research Group
2000 - Managing Director, Interros Holding Company
2004 - President, Atlanta Capital
2006 - Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Russian branch

Following the international financial meltdown, the stocks of leading Russian companies suffered massive drops in value. The Russian government reacted by extending a loan of up to 950 billion rubles to major banks. Will it help? What awaits the Russian economy in the near future? To answer these questions, our guest today is Sergey Aleksashenko, a top banker and former Deputy Finance Minister.