In 2014, the growth of the Russian gross domestic product may reach 1% only - forecast
In 2014 the forecast on growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) in Russia totals nearly 1%, announced the bank Citi (the USA) on March 10. Previously, the bank forecasted the index at the level of 2.6%.
As one of the main negative reaction reasons the bank analysts called the current political situation in Ukraine.
"Intensity growth in Ukraine represents a serious negative factor for the Russian economy, creating risk of its delay", noted the experts. It it is warned that the unstable situation on the markets will affect growth of investments into Russia.
As a reminder, the official forecast of the Government of the Russian Federation on the rate of GDP growth in 2014 totals 2.5%.
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