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Dividends paid by Lukoil, Russia's largest privately held oil company, are under threat as a result of an intensifying legal battle involving Rosneft and Sistema. Kremlin-controlled Rosneft has initiated a $3bn lawsuit against conglomerate Sistema over alleged asset-stripping at Bashneft in a case that has echoes of Rosneft's dismantling of Yukos in 2003.
Russia's firms just aren't able to resist the allure of the country's vast untapped greenfield potential. And, in tandem with another bout of weaker oil prices and a robust ruble, a surge in drilling for new fields is a problem for its pledge to keep cutting oil supply. Not that the commitment to the deal with Opec is faltering just yet.
A Russian lender that provided banking services to a subsidiary of State-controlled Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has been shut down by regulators there due to its “highly-risky credit policy”. Until earlier this week, the website of the IBRC’s Moscow subsidiary, LLC Solids, listed Sovereign Bank as its “partner bank” in Russia. However, in April 2016 the bank had its licence revoked by the Russian Central Bank due to “the real threat to the interests of creditors and depositors”.
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