* Russian state lender Promsvyazbank reported that its precious metals purchases jumped to 23.9 billion roubles ($364.64 million) from 0.8 billion roubles in the first half of the year, Kommersant newspaper reported on Thursday.
* The filing, however, was later deleted and the bank republished it without the precious metals report, the newspaper said.
* Based on the central bank's gold purchase prices, the precious metals purchases were the equivalent of more than 8 tonnes of gold, the paper said.
* The original filing was published on Tuesday evening, the newspaper wrote.
* The filing was removed on Wednesday and later republished without the line about the precious metals and some other information, Kommersant reported. -- Source link: https://bit.ly/2HkufhF -- Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy. ($1 = 65.5437 roubles) (Reporting by Moscow newsroom)
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