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Repayment of US$7b loan a signal to buy Rosneft bonds: investors

It is the largest foreign debt obstacle the Russian oil company must cross in 2015: investors

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The Rosneft logo at a petrol station in Stavropol, southern Russia. With more than US$40 billion of net debt as at Sept 30, state-led Rosneft is the most indebted company relative to earnings among large oil producers except for Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro.

London

AS OAO Rosneft pulls together funds to repay US$7.1 billion of loans due on Friday, some investors say it's the moment to buy the Russian oil company's bonds after the best week for crude in almost four years.

"Now is a good time," Dmitry Postolenko, who helps manage about