No. 43



D'Amato Holds Hearing On Gazprom Deal With Iran

US Senate Banking Committee Chairman Alfonse D'Amato announced on 22 October that hewill conduct an inquiry on 30 October into the financing of the Russian natural gas firmGazprom's energy deal with Iran. Mr. D'Amato said his panel will focus on Gazprom'sefforts to seek financing in the US bond market through the private banking firm Goldman,Sachs & Co. and on the loan guarantees provided to Gazprom by the...