ROSNEFT BUYS MORGAN STANLEY
Russia's state-controlled oil giant, OAO Rosneft, ROSN.MZ +0.98% has submitted a deal to buy a Morgan Stanley MS +0.40% oil-trading unit to a confidential U.S. committee that weighs national security risks, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Approval of the deal faces special challenges because the U.S. Treasury, which leads the committee, in April added OAO Rosneft's Chief Executive Igor Sechin to a sanctions list. The list, which bans U.S. travel and triggers asset freezes, is part of U.S. efforts to alter Russia's interference in Ukraine.
Given the escalation of U.S. tensions with Russia this…
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