Bank Rossii Adds 288 Billion Rubles of Bonds to Lombard List

Russia’s central bank added 287.7 billion rubles ($9.2 billlion) of bonds to its so-called lombard list of securities that banks can pledge to borrow funds from the regulator.

Bank Rossii included the notes of 41 issuers as well as the ordinary shares of OAO Phosagro and the preferred shares of OAO Rostelecom and OAO Mechel, according to a statement on the central bank’s wesbite. The new bonds on the list include 40 billion rubles of VTB Bank notes, 25 billion rubles of Federal Grid Co. bonds and 20 billion rubles of OAO Novatek notes.

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