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the Central Bank has corrected for the sheet the list of offshore zones
Bank of Russia has expanded the list of the countries carried by it to offshore zones. Now the Republic Montenegro which is a part of Yugoslavia is included in it. Thus, by this time the Central Bank has included in the list of offshore zones of 48 states and territories. We will remind that, according to requirements of Bank of Russia, the Russian banks are obliged to represent to the Central Bank the information on the currency transactions spent by their clients under contracts with non-residents, registered in offshore zones.
Interfax

Moody ` s has raised a rating of six banks
the International rating agency Moody ` s has raised ratings of six Russian banks after increase stranovogo a rating of Russia. On it it is informed in a press - agency release. Ratings of deposits in foreign currency of Alpha bank, Gazprombank, Vneshtorgbanka, Foreign trade and investment bank and Rosbank have been raised with 3 to 1. A similar rating of bank Alba - the Alliance has been raised with 3 to 2.
Interfax

Federal Commission on Securities the Federal commission on a securities market (Federal Commission on Securities) yet has not executed instruction MAPa
has not executed the instruction of the Ministry of an antimonopoly policy (MAP) to correct the decision regulating urgent transactions with securities which term has expired yesterday. Representative MAPa has informed On it. We will remind, in September MAP has directed the instruction to the commission with the requirement to bring into accord with the antimonopoly law the decision on regulation of urgent transactions with securities (wrote about it on October, 19th). MAP insists on point cancellation according to which to trade in futures for securities it is possible only at stock exchanges. In Federal Commission on Securities have informed that the commission position has not changed. the decision is lawful, now we work over the instruction and from the further comments we will refrain - has declared a press - the secretary of the commission Ilya Razbash.
RBC, PAVEL - PREZHENTSEV

Insurers want to re-elect head VSS
as Severo - the Western union of insurers (SZSS) suggests to call extraordinary meeting of participants of the All-Russia union of insurers (VSS) and to discuss on it a question of election of the new president and presidium VSS. Such offer contains in the letter of president SZSS of Nikolay Mikheyev, directed to presidium VSS address. According to Nikolay Mikheyev, VSS traces changes in the legislation, connected with activity of the insurance companies insufficiently, and does not protect interests of the Russian insurers. As the new head of VSS Severo - the Western union of insurers offers the deputy of the State Duma Alexander Kovalja. In turn a press - secretary VSS Andrey Zhvirblis has informed agency that the question of convocation of extraordinary meeting of participants and preschedule re-election of head VSS will be considered at presidium session on December, 17th. Then letter SZSS will and be discussed.
Interfax

Deputies have received monetary - the credit policy
the Bank of Russia has brought in the State Duma a definitive variant the Basic directions uniform state monetary - the credit policy for 2002 . On it to agency was informed by the vice-president of committee of the State Duma under the budget and taxes Michael Zadornov.
AK and M

Russia pays on debts
Russia following the results of 2001 will pay on an external debt $13,75 billion About it has declared vitse - the prime minister, Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin, addressing to the second conference of Association kontrolno - schetnyh bodies of the Russian Federation. As he said, to the International currency fund (IMF) from this sum it will be paid $1,448 billion Thus a debt of Russia to IMF by the end of December, 2001 about $7,69 mlrd will be reduced, that is there are less quotas of Russia in fund.
a prime - TASS