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Reuters: the Central Bank may lose controlling stake to Sberbank

Reuters: ЦБ может потерять контрольный пакет акций Сбербанка

Reuters reports a new round of discussion of the idea of transfer of 50% of the shares of Sberbank from the Central Bank other government agencies. According to media reports, to examine patterns of transmission of Sberbank officials began in September, and earlier this week the discussion moved to the government level. Who exactly can obtain the papers, not reported.

The news Agency said that the fact of control by the regulator of the largest Russian Bank for a long time causes issues. In particular, the situation was criticized by the head of VTB Andrey Kostin. According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, the reason for the aggravation of the discussion could be a conflict and the controller of the savings Bank from-for connection to quick payments.

However, the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov told the newspaper that the Bank of Russia in the savings Bank the minimum possible under the law and change the law for no reason.


Since 2013, the Central Bank owns 50% plus 1 share of Sberbank. In both structures do not comment on the change of a key shareholder.

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