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Comments by Andrey Solovyev, Global Head of DCM at VTB Capital, for Bloomberg

21 November 2019
Bloomberg

Russia May Sell Foreign Bond in Euros Next Year: VTB Capital

Given the government’s efforts to shift more of its revenue into euros, attention on the common currency for sovereign issuance is “logical,” Andrey Solovyev, head of debt capital markets at VTB Capital said.

  • READ: Putin’s Pledge to Ditch the Dollar Is Slowly Becoming a Reality

  • NOTE: Sanctions ban U.S. investors from buying new issues of non-ruble Eurobonds; VTB Capital has helped organize Russia’s recent Eurobond sales

  • Separately, Solovyev said that Rusal may return to the USD debt markets and that 2-3 companies are in talks with VTB Capital about issuing green bonds

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