The Amtel company, Russia's major tire manufacture, has sold 10 percent of its shares in private placement to institutional investors from Europe, the USA and Russia, the press service of the Troika Dialog group of companies, which acted as the excusive underwriter of the issue, reported. In total, some $34.2m were issued in 450,000 shares per $76. As such, the market capitalization of the company amounts to $342m. The company started issuing its shares on September 27, 2004.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war