VEB, Russia’s state development bank, may buy out some of the debts of OAO Baikalsk Paper and Pulp Mills to manage the mill’s bankruptcy, Vedomosti reported, citing a government meeting led by Igor Shuvalov, acting deputy prime minister.
The amount to be bought by the bank is not disclosed, the newspaper said. Alfa Bank is the biggest lender holding 51 percent of the mill’s debts and other big lenders include companies affiliated with billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s Basic Element that hold more than 600 million rubles ($19 million) of debt, the newspaper said.
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