Norway wealth fund unable to sell Russian stocks now, CEO says

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OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is currently unable to sell its portfolio of Russian stocks as the market for such assets is not functioning and many firms are on global sanctions lists, the fund’s CEO, Nicolai Tangen, said on Tuesday.

© Reuters/GWLADYS FOUCHE Nicolai Tangen, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management, speaks at Trinity Church in Arendal

The fund owned Russian stocks worth some 27 billion Norwegian crowns ($2.86 billion) at the end of 2021, equivalent to 0.2% of its total value, but has since said the value of those assets has fallen by at least 90%.

($1 = 9.4451 Norwegian crowns)

(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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