Gazprom is planning to attract $4.3bn in Eurobonds and medium-term notes in 2003. Some 10bn rubles (about $300m) are planned to be attracted on the domestic market, Andrey Kruglov, the head of the corporate financing department of Gazprom, declared at a meeting with investors, the United Financial Group said in its release.
In the future, the share of short-term liabilities in the structure of the company's debt is to be 30 percent and 70 percent of long-term debts. In 2003 Gazprom authorities are planning to decrease expenses by $1.3bn by cutting operating expenses.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?