On the Completion of Accepting Applications for Participating in the Program of Vnesheconombank’s Investments in Affordable Housing Construction and Mortgage Lending in 2010-2012

9 august 2010 года
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As of 06.08.10 the total amount of applications received from commercial banks and mortgage companies for participating in the Program reached the maximum sum of 150 billion rubles set by Vnesheconombank’s Supervisory Board. In this connection, acceptance of new applications for participating in the Program is to be suspended; information on possible changes is to be made available additionally.

 

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On the Results of Investing Funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund

2 august 2010 года
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As of August 1, 2010, the aggregate amount of the Reserve Fund was 1 225.17 billion rubles, which is equivalent to 40.59 billion US dollars. As of August 1, 2010, amounts of balances in separate accounts to record funds of the Reserve Fund were:

  • 17.26 billion US dollars
  • 13.73 billion euros;
  • 2.47 pounds sterlings.

As of August 1, 2010, Russia’s reserve position in the IMF formed through the Reserve Fund’ financial resources amounted to 991.94 million SDRs.

In order to bring the Reserve Fund’s factual currency structure in line with its currency regulatory framework approved by Russia’s Finance Ministry some of the Reserve Fund’s financial resources in US dollars were converted in euros and placed into appropriate accounts to record financial resources of the said Fund. Conversion transactions were conducted in accordance with official exchange rates of foreign currencies set by the Bank of Russia as of date of these transactions and didn’t have any impact on the currency market conditions.

In July of 2010, financial resources of the Reserve Fund were not used to balance the federal budget.

The aggregate calculated income from placing funds of the Reserve Fund recalculated in dollars for a period from January 15, 2009, to July 31, 2010, was 0.46 billion US dollars, which is equivalent to 14.01 billion rubles. The exchange rate difference from recalculating balances of funds in accounts to record funds of the Reserve Fund in foreign currency for a period from January 15, 2009 to July 31, 2010 was a negative value of (-)51.39 billion rubles. The exchange rate difference from recalculating funds invested in the reserve position of the Russian Federation in the IMF was-(-) 0.47 billion rubles.

As of August 1, 2010, 2.75 billion US dollars and 434.02 billion rubles were transferred from the accounts to record funds of the National Wealth Fund to be deposited with Vnesheconombank and out of this amount:

  • 285.61 billion rubles to be deposited for a period up to December 31, 2019, with an interest rate of 7% per annum;
  • 118.42 billion rubles to be deposited for a period up to December 25, 2020, with an interest rate of 8.5 per annum
  • 30.00 billion rubles to be deposited for a period up December 25, 2017, with an interest rate 8.5 per annum (in December of 2009 – 10 billion rubles);
  • 2.75 billion US dollars to be deposited for a period up to October 1, 2011, with a floating interest rate exceeding LIBOR six-month rate by 2.75 percentage points.

 

As of August 1, 2010, the aggregate amount of the National Wealth Fund was 2 .663.76 billion rubles, which is equivalent to 88.24 billion US dollars. As of June 1, 2010, amounts of balances were:

1)     In separate accounts to record funds of the National Wealth Fund with the Bank of Russia:

  •  31.86 billion US dollars;
  •  24.67 billion euros;
  •  4.48 billion pounds sterlings;

2)     on deposits with Vnesheconombank:

  • 434.02 billion rubles
  • 2.75 billion US dollars

The aggregate calculated income from placing funds of the National Wealth Fund recalculated in dollars for a period for a period from January 15, 2009, up to July 31, 2010, was 0.71 billion US dollars, which is equivalent to 21.58 billion rubles. The exchange rate difference from recalculating balances of funds in accounts to record funds of the National Wealth Fund in foreign currency for a period from January 15, 2009 up to July 31, 2010, was a negative value of (-)60.99 billion rubles. The exchange rate difference from recalculating funds placed on Vnesheconombank’s deposits was – (-) 2.12 billion rubles.

Indicators of the aggregate amount of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund as well as of calculated incomes from placing funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund were calculated on the basis of official exchange rates of foreign currencies set by the Bank of Russia as of the date prior to the reporting date and of cross rates calculated on the basis of the said exchange rates.

Detailed statistics on transactions with funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund is posted on the Internet site of the Russian Finance Ministry in the following sections: “The Reserve Fund” and “The National Wealth Fund” in appropriate subsections in Russian and English, the statistics is updated on a regular basis.

 

Origin: Press Service of Russia’s Finance Ministry

 

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