Vekselberg: the task of the Russian economy in 2016 “if only not to fall”

Vekselberg: the task of the Russian economy in 2016 “if only not to fall”


The world economy has few major health, and Russia, being a part of it, certainly feels this pressure on himself, said the Chairman of the Board of Directors of group of companies “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg.

MOSCOW, 22 Dec. The task of the Russian economy next year is to stay near the zero indicators for GDP growth signs until much, says the Chairman of the Board of Directors of group of companies “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg.

The official forecast of the Ministry of economic development for 2016 assumes GDP growth of 0.7%. The MAYOR has also recently improved its forecast for the decline in GDP in 2015 to minus 3.7 percent from minus 3.9%.

“I’m a little more skeptical. I think we should stay around zero next year, barring any significant changes in foreign trade situation. Signs for this purpose (growth – ed.) not a lot, so our task is still to stay near zero,” said Vekselberg in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24”.

“I think that big business today is largely puzzled by the problem of stabilization, and I think it’s a problem largely solved. From what I’ve seen – falling, the decline should stay in the past, and next year as a goal we would like to stay at the level to which we will come to the end of the year,” said Vekselberg.

According to him, the overall economy in the world has few major health, and Russia, as part of the global economy, certainly feels this pressure on himself.

However, Vekselberg, and Russian are the specifics: the situation with the ruble significantly affected the number of branches, one can not ignore the factor of sanctions.