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The speaker saw the interest of Western banks for privatization in Russia

Улюкаев увидел интерес западных банков к приватизации в России

Western banks applied for the organization of the privatization of Russian state-owned companies. This was announced by the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, reports Rambler News Service.

“There is a Western” — leads the Agency of his word. The Minister stressed that not only the Asian banks wished to participate in the organization of privatization in Russia. “I call them global banks,” Ulyukayev said.

Earlier, on 22 March, Deputy economic development Minister Nikolai Podguzov reported that more than 10 foreign banks are ready to help to implement privatization. “About ten, more than ten. The fact that foreign banks have, I’m telling you,” said he, reports “Interfax”). However, he did not specify whether the list of American financial institutions. “I don’t say the words “American, European, Japanese”, I say the word “foreign”. They are there”, — said the official.

Large-scale privatization is necessary for the replenishment of the budget shortage. The gap between income and expenditure is 2,36 billion rubles. The Finance Ministry expects to gain from privatization of 700-800 billion rubles. Of these, about 300 billion from the sale of a controlling stake of “Bashneft” (60,16%) and 18.9 percent of ALROSA, approximately 500 billion for 19.5% of “Rosneft”.

On 1 February President of Russia Vladimir Putin asked not to sell state blocks of shares for nothing. He also stressed that the implementation of the state property must be economically justifiable and expedient — it is necessary to take into account the market conditions and market trends. The President noted that control packets of strategic state-owned companies should remain in state hands.

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