The Finance Ministry supports the idea of selling part of shares of state companies

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. The Finance Ministry supports the idea of selling part of shares of state companies to the new execution of the may decree, told reporters Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev.

In early June, the head of Sberbank German Gref said he believes that the government should not hold a controlling stake in Sberbank, it is better to sell the share instead of increasing taxes and to spend money on reform.

«Overall, good idea, I think that privatization was quiet, it was somehow wrong. We have been told that you can not be afraid for some companies to go down lower than the share of 50% and leave 25%. For some companies we even up to 50% is not reached, so this should be a very case by case. But where there is demand, I believe it is necessary to capitalization return,» — said Moses, answering the question on the sale of part of capital of state-owned companies for the execution of the may decrees.

«Our last large sale was «ALROSA» in 2016 and 20% in Rosneft. Accordingly, the year 2016 was successful, and then we have it all quiet. This is obviously not good, and I think, we should, maybe with the Ministry of economy to rethink this issue,» he said.

The question of the sale of shares of Sberbank, in his opinion, «is fundamental». «Of course, that the national audit office. But, in principle, because there are preferred shares, can I have some more to sell, not yielding to state control», — said Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.

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