Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sites — officialSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
NATO to join anti-IS coalition but unlikely to engage in combat — chiefWorld May 26, 0:23
Son of LUKOIL corporation co-owner tops list of Russia's richest legateesBusiness & Economy May 26, 0:23
Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian portSociety & Culture May 25, 20:26
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. External factors will have their maximum influence on the Russian economy in 2015, with their impact expected to weaken in 2015-2016, the Central Bank of Russia said in its monetary policy report on Monday.
“Compared with the estimate made a quarter earlier, the forecast of the external economic situation has become more unfavorable,” the regulator said.
Russia’s Central Bank expects annual economic growth to remain close to zero in 2015-2016. "In 2017, as funding sources are diversified, import substitution processes develop further and Russian exports become more competitive, annual economic growth rates are expected to recover to 1.0-1.2%,” the regulator said.
Russia’s Central Bank expects economy to fall in stress scenario by 4.5-4.8% in 2015, about 1% in 2016 and grow by 5.5-5.8% in 2017, the regulator said.