21 Dec 2009 14:20

Russian Gokhran sells 30 tonnes of gold to Central Bank for $1 bln

MOSCOW. Dec 21 (Interfax) - The State Precious Metals and Gemstones Repository (Gokhran) has sold 30 tonnes of gold to the Central Bank for approximately $1 billion, a Finance Ministry representative told reporters.

"The deal has now gone through," the ministry representative said.

The $1 billion is based on the most recent London fixing price for gold.