Russian state-owned banks intend to leave Ukraine – media

Российские госбанки намерены покинуть Украину - СМИ

Looking for opportunities to sell “daughters” the savings Bank, VTB and Vnesheconombank, the press reported.

Russian state-owned banks started to actively search for the exit from the Ukrainian market. Sberbank, VTB and Vnesheconombank are looking to sell the subsidiary banks in the country, writes Kommersant.

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According to experts, the state-owned banks are guided not so much by the economic situation, many political and use the window that appears for sale.

The newspaper’s sources also said that Sberbank is looking for a buyer allegedly after unsuccessful negotiations about the sale of the subsidiary Bank of Ukrainian businessman Alexander Yaroslavsky. According to the edition, VEB also intends to sell the Ukrainian business Bank.

Meanwhile private “Alfa group”, which owns Alfa-Bank, according to the newspaper, on the contrary, is increasing its presence in Ukraine, buying Ukrsotsbank at Unicredit Group and, according to “Kommersant”, considering other assets for acquisition.

Earlier the Bank has denied the sale of Ukrainian assets and called rumors that information in the media.

At the same time, VTB group said it was ready to sell the business in Ukraine in case of interesting offers.

Read more:http://kommersant.ru/doc/298969

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