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ALROSA has for the first time carried out transactions with foreign clients in rubles — Rambler News Service


Photo: Alexander of Kryazhev/RIA Novosti the Diamond-mining company "ALROSA" has tested the mechanism of settlings with foreign clients in rubles. As an experiment of the transaction have been carried out with clients from China and India, but if necessary the company is ready to apply the scheme of payments in rubles and further, have reported in ALROSA. In China the VTB bank was engaged in bank support of the transaction. The Chinese company has made payment for the goods acquired at an auction for sale of diamonds of the special sizes (weight more than 10,8 carats) which ALROSA has held in June of this year in Hong Kong. By agreement with the winner of one of lots, the contract provided calculation for goods not in dollars, and in rubles. Payment has been made through VTB branch in Shanghai, have noted in ALROSA. Also long-term buyer of the company from India has paid one of planned supply of diamonds for the contract in Russian rubles. He has transferred ruble funds from the account in one more Russian bank. According to the board member, the director of ESO "ALROSA" Evgeny Agureev, the organization of payment through foreign branches of the Russian banks allows to accelerate and simplify considerably process of carrying out calculations as need of use of correspondent accounts for other banks disappears. "The practice which has developed in the international diamond market provides payments between sellers and buyers of diamond raw materials in US dollars. We have tested the alternative scheme of calculations to understand as far as it realizable and what nuances need to be considered. Experience was positive, and we will apply it as required" — he has noted. Agureev has reminded that earlier Supervisory board of ALROSA has charged to management of the company to consider the possibility of realization of diamond raw materials for rubles. In the middle of July the head of VTB Andrey Kostin during the meeting with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has noted that VTB has prepared the draft of offers which are directed to expansion of use of ruble at international payments for development of the Russian market in placement of eurobonds, actions and creation of other derivative tools. He has noted that it will lead to additional protection of the Russian financial sector and will give a new impulse for his development.

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