USA weakens sanctions against Russia in the coming year, I think 55% of respondents in a Bloomberg survey. This figure is 10% higher compared to similar research conducted in October this year.
According to analysts, in case of cancellation of sanctions, the growth of Russian GDP will increase by 0.2 percentage points in 2017, and 0.5 percentage points in 2018.
“Not to weaken the sanctions of the US and followed by EU, but there is an order easing restrictions or less enforcement, which may reduce the financial costs,” — said the head of emerging markets, the company 4Cast-RGE Rachel Samba.
40% of Bloomberg surveyed economists believe that the European Union will follow the example of the easing of sanctions, if such a decision will be made by Washington. They also believe that it will happen next year.
“If the United States to weaken sanctions will be impossible to reach consensus among member States on the restrictions in their current form,” — said Markit economist at IHS Charles Movit.