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While OAO Gazprom sold dollar bonds after offering an interest rate three times as big as peers, investors are skeptical many more Russian companies will follow.Gazprom, the first Russian company to sell benchmark-sized foreign-currency debt since June, offered a 4.3 percent coupon for the $700 million of November 2015 securities, almost 3 percentage points more than the average rate on 141 issues of similar debt, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Gazprom has about $4 billion in foreign-currency debt maturing over the next 12 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg."The giants, such as Sberbank, VEB and Rosneft are sanctioned names and would face problems, while smaller names, like MTS or Vimpelcom would have to pay a much larger premium, making deals not very attractive to the issuer".The companies he was referring to were Vnesheconombank, OAO Mobile Telesystems and VimpelCom Ltd.
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