Bloomberg: Central Bank comes over to Moscow International Business Center
The Bank of Russia may soon move to Moscow International Business Center (Moscow City) and accommodate part of the staff in one of the skyscrapers. Information on the possible move of the regulator was confirmed by RBC sources.
As reported by Bloomberg referring to anonymous sources, the Bank of Russia may move to one of Moscow International Business Center’s skyscrapers. According to the agency's interlocutors, the final decision has not been made yet.
At the same time, Bloomberg sources say that the Central Bank does not intend to leave the building on Neglinnaya Street, where the regulator's management is currently operating.
Information on the possible move of the Bank of Russia was confirmed by three sources of RBC in the commercial real estate market of Moscow. According to them, the Central Bank is considered the tower Eurasia of the Moscow City as the most likely option for moving.
In March 2016, the Federal Antimonopoly Service agreed the purchase of a skyscraper area of 211 thousand square meters from Suleyman Kerimov's structures by VTB. Subsequently, the bank planned to move its employees. However, the transfer has not came about until now.
The press service of VTB has promised to answer the questions of RBC in the near future.
RBC sent a request to the Bank of Russia.
In late October, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin announced the intention to move to Moscow City in a year. "In a year we will be neighbors with VTB in Moscow City. And we believe that this project will bring us up to 1.5 billion rubles ($25.3m) of efficiency in terms of operating costs," he said.
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