Through sanctions from the United States, the richest Russian businessmen from the list of Forbes magazine lost more than $ 12 billion, and stock quotes of the largest Russian companies and the ruble collapsed.
Thus, among the leaders in losses were businessman Oleg Deripaska. Immediately after the announcement of sanctions of the shares of its companies fell, writes Rus.Media.
“RUSAL” fell by the Hong Kong stock exchange twice, in Moscow – by a quarter. The company even issued a warning about a possible technical default through sanctions. Auction receipts En+ in London was suspended after falling more than a quarter.
In General, the evening of 9 April, Deripaska, according to Forbes, lost $ 1.6 billion – the fifth part of his fortune.
Partner of Deripaska in Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin lost $ 1.3 billion or 8.2% of their state.
Another billionaire from the list of sanctions Viktor Vekselberg has lost $ 950 million. Renova Vekselberg is not traded on the open market, but it can also suffer from a ban on working with American companies.
Forbes notes that a significant amount – $ 1.4 billion, or about 20% of their state – lost Suleiman Kerimov.
One day the richest Russian businessmen from the Forbes list lost more than $ 12 billion.
After Deripaska’s assets have fallen off the quotations of Russian companies and rouble. The RTS index has lost almost 10%, the index of the Moscow exchange almost 7%. The dollar 9 April close to 60 rubles, and the Euro crossed the mark of 74 rubles for the first time from August 2016.
We will remind, the United States imposed sanctions against Russian businessmen and officials, “the Kremlin list”.
To the sanctions list, in particular, were billionaire Oleg Deripaska and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of group of companies “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg, which, according to Forbes, is the richest man in Russia.
Besides, under sanctions of the company En+ group, Renova, RUSAL, Russian machines, “Rosoboronexport” and eight other Russian companies, as well as bfinance associated with Deripaska. American companies and citizens are forbidden to engage in business with them.
At the end of January the Ministry of Finance of the USA has published so-called “Kremlin report” which lists the names close to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin of the Russian officials and businessmen, against which can be introduced sanctions.