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Raiffeisen says filed suit to bankrupt Russian RBC

MOSCOW, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Raiffeisenbank revealed on Thursday it had filed to bankrupt troubled Russian media firm RBC RBCI.MM, but said it would withdraw the suit soon as it hoped to reach a deal to restructure RBC's debts.

The stock of RBC fell 9.76 percent at 14.07 GMT.

In July, business news provider RBC offered creditors to restructure half its debt and asked them to accept a 64 percent discount on the remainder. [ID:nLT56716].

Also in July, magnate Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group agreed to buy 51 percent of RBC, Russia’s most public victim of the financial squeeze on the media sector, for $80 million [ID:nLM313446]. (Reporting by Dmitry Zhdannikov, Editing by Melissa Akin, + 7 495 775 12 42, dmitri.zhdannikov@reuters.com)

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