MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is not considering the temporary nationalization of aluminum giant Rusal (0486.HK) for now, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency on Friday.
Russian companies, including Rusal, that have been hit by U.S. sanctions have requested 100 billion rubles ($1.6 billion) in liquidity from the government, Interfax added.
According to another news agency, RIA, Rusal has requested government support with liquidity and with demand for aluminum.
Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Polina Devitt; Editing by Mark Potter
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