MOSCOW Oct 7 Russia's top oil producer Rosneft
will not sell foreign currency to buy a controlling
stake in mid-sized oil company Bashneft and already
has sufficient funds for the deal, Russia's Interfax news agency
reported on Friday.
The Russian government on Thursday instructed the board of
state-controlled Rosneft to approve the purchase of Bashneft's
50.1 percent stake for a price not higher than 330 billion
roubles ($5.32 billion).
($1 = 61.9962 roubles)
(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)