U.S. Influence Sapped Demand for Russia Eurobond, VTB Chief Says

  • Russia still talking to Euroclear to allay settlement concern
  • Secondary-market appetite may pave way for a follow-up sale

The chief of Russia’s state-appointed bond organizer blamed political interference from the U.S. and Europe for curtailing demand for the government’s first bond sale since being hit with sanctions two years ago.

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