Asian banks provide 800 mln euros in loans to russias gazprom

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MOSCOW Dec 12 Japan's Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co have provided 800 million euros ($848 million) in loans to Gazprom, the Russian gas giant said in a statement on Monday. The loan was provided for four years, it added.

The banks and Gazprom were expected to finalise the deal during Russia's President Vladimir Putin's visit to Japan on Dec. 15-16, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters last week.