Russia in talks with Asian investors on Sovcomflot sell-off -RIA

MOSCOW, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Russia is in talks with Asian investors on the privatization of state shipping company Sovcomflot, the RIA news agency cited Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov as saying on Tuesday.

The government does not rule out other forms of the company's privatization apart from an initial public offering, the agency quoted Shuvalov as saying. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)