The government is discussing the idea to oblige some companies to pay interim dividends to reduce the hole in the budget, which arose after the transfer of privatization of “Bashneft”, reports the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Previously we are talking about Railways, Transneft and Sovkomflot, and “Rosneftegaz”.
The publication indicates that so far the budget situation did not seem so bad, however, adversely affected the transfer of privatization of “Bashneft”, which was supposed to bring 306 billion.
A source in the financial-economic bloc of the government indicates that if this year will be the privatization of “Bashneft” and “Rosneft”, the budget will lose 1 trillion rubles, and this can lead to the depletion of the reserve Fund in 2016.
As the “Vedomosti” that the interim dividends of Russian Railways, Sovcomflot and Transneft will bring about 21 billion rubles., which will only reduce the hole in the budget. The interlocutor of the edition recognizes that we are talking about half measure, since it is only using money that could be lying in the stash for next year.
The government and state-owned companies information on the requirement of the payment of interim dividends declined to comment.
According to BCS analyst Kirill Chuiko, the government may require the state-owned companies, which will pay interim dividends, and even full payments on the end of 2016. In his opinion, everything will depend on oil prices and the state budget.