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MOSCOW, March 14 (Reuters) - Russian coal miner and steelmaker Mechel is in talks with Alfa Bank, Russia's largest private bank, on paying off a $150 million debt early, Mechel said on Friday.
The company's press-service said in an emailed comment that Alfa Bank had asked for the early repayment and the two sides were in discussions.
Mechel, controlled by businessman Igor Zyuzin, has a net debt of $9.4 billion and is also discussing debt refinancing with several banks, including state-owned Vnesheconombank, VEB, the steelmaker added. (Reporting by Svetlana Burmistrova; Writing by Polina Devitt, editing by Elizabeth Piper)