1 Oct 2010 14:22

Russian public foreign debt edges down to $41.541 bln in August

MOSCOW. Oct 1 (Interfax) - Russia's public foreign debt edged down $116.2 million to $41.541 billion from $41.657 billion during August, the Finance Ministry said.

The debt in euros at the Central Bank's rate for September 1 rose by EUR 777.3 million to EUR 32.637 billion from EUR 31.86 billion.

Debt to international financial organizations fell $31.0 million to $3.367 billion. Debt to Paris Club members, which is not subject to restructuring, increased by $1.5 million to $856.1 million; debt to non-Paris Club members fell $0.1 million to $1.769 billion; debt to former CMEA members fell $72.9 million to $1.146 billion; Soviet-era commercial debt fell $6.2 million to $800.3 million; and debt under sovereign guarantee was down $7.4 million to $840.5 million.

Debt on Eurobonds was unchanged at $30.987 billion, and debt on OVGVZ bonds was also unchanged at $1.775 billion.

Russia's foreign debt, which was $37.641 billion on January 1, increased by 10.4% or $3.9 billion during January-August 2010.