Moscow. 18 Jan. U.S. may ease sanctions against Russia in March-April 2017 on the background of positive statements by Donald trump, a possible cooperation between Russia and the United States in the middle East and “unsubstantiated” accusations of Russian hackers meddling in the elections of the us President, analysts say Deutsche Bank.
In their opinion, the probability of a partial lifting of sanctions is about 65%. In this regard, DB is optimistic about the exchange rate because the probability of the lifting of sanctions is not yet incorporated in the current value of the national currency.
Experts also noted that rating Agency Standard & Poor’s to raise Russia’s credit rating in 2017 to investment grade ‘ BBB -‘; currently the S&P is the only Agency of the “big three”, which gives Russia’s sovereign rating below investment grade.
Last week the US President-elect Donald trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he is ready to cancel anti-Russian sanctions imposed because of alleged cyber attacks, in case of fruitful cooperation of Moscow and Washington in combating terrorism. “If you get along with Russia and Russia helps us, why would anyone keep the penalties if someone does do good things?” said trump.
At the same time, the future President said he was not going to lift the sanctions “at least some time” after his inauguration.