MOSCOW, April 7 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's foreign debt
calculated in accordance with international methodology
decreased $31.2 billion to $453.5 billion in the first quarter
as the private sector reduced its foreign liabilities, the
Central Bank said on Tuesday.
The foreign liabilities of the government decreased from
$29.4 billion to $28.4 billion and the foreign debt of monetary
authorities declined from $3.3 billion to $2.1 billion in the
first quarter, the Central Bank said.
Banks cut their foreign liabilities to $147.5 billion from
$166.1 billion, while non-financial companies reduced their
foreign debt to $275.5 billion from $285.8 billion in
January-March, the Central Bank said.