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Russian Federation and the IMF
Updated October 16, 2014

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October 10, 2014 -- New IMF Survey : Emerging Europe: Geopolitical Tensions Taking a Toll
Overall economic growth is slowing down in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). The IMF has revised down the 2014 growth forecasts for the region to 1.2 percent largely reflecting the effects of Ukraine-Russia tensions.
June 30, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Geopolitical Risks Cloud Future of Russian Economy
Russia’s economy continued its slow pace of growth in 2013, reflecting pre-existing structural problems and the fallout of geopolitical tensions with Ukraine.
May 06, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Slowdown in Emerging Markets Weighs on Caucasus, Central Asia
Economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to decline to 6 percent in 2014 from 6½ percent in 2013, mainly because of sharply weaker activity in Russia and other emerging markets, the IMF says.
October 25, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Caucasus, Central Asia See Robust Growth, But Risks Remain
Economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to remain robust, but lower growth in key trading partners such as Russia and China could pose a threat to this outlook, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment.
October 22, 2013 -- IMF Survey : New Growth Model Can Unlock Russia’s Growth Potential
Russia needs to embrace a new growth model, complemented by more diversification, higher investment, and a more efficient use of resources, to raise its growth potential, says the IMF in its regular assessment of the Russian economy.
October 02, 2013 -- IMF Survey : New Growth Model Can Unlock Russia’s Growth Potential
Russia needs to embrace a new growth model, complemented by more diversification, higher investment, and a more efficient use of resources, to raise its growth potential, says the IMF in its regular assessment of the Russian economy.
October 02, 2013 -- IMF Survey : New Growth Model Can Unlock Russia’s Growth Potential
Russia needs to embrace a new growth model, complemented by more diversification, higher investment, and a more efficient use of resources, to raise its growth potential, says the IMF in its regular assessment of the Russian economy.
August 03, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Russia Needs Deep Reforms to Maximize its Growth Potential
Russia has recovered from the global economic crisis, growing at more than 4 percent through 2010-11 on the back of high oil prices. Growth is set to continue at about 4 percent in 2012, assuming oil prices of $80 a barrel.
June 19, 2012 -- IMF Survey: When Resources Come from 'Partners' Instead of 'Donors'
Rising levels of development financing by major emerging market economies have intensified the debate on aid effectiveness and debt sustainability. Unlike aid from advanced-economy donors, financing from the major emerging market economies excluding Russia focuses on mutual benefits without involving policy conditions on how the funding is used.
April 20, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Caucasus, Central Asia See Solid Growth, But Risks Remain
The outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia region remains broadly positive, with growth for most countries projected to reach 5-7 percent, says the IMF's latest economic outlook for the region.
November 10, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Asia Propels Recovery But Vulnerable to Euro Crisis
Asia plays a key role in the global recovery, but the region could be badly impacted if the crisis in Europe deepens, said the IMF chief, Christine Lagarde during a four-day trip to Asia.
October 31, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Caucasus, Central Asia Set for Robust Growth, But Global Risks Weigh
Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to remain fairly robust, but policymakers should be mindful of inflation risks and take advantage of the strong recovery to prepare for any downside risks that might materialize, the IMF says.
September 27, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Russia Should Leverage Commodity Boom to Boost Growth
Russia's economy grew by 4 percent in 2010, aided by the boom in commodity prices, in particular oil. For 2011, the IMF is projecting growth of 4.3 percent. But Russia could do much better. Before the financial crisis, the economy was growing at more than 7 percent per year, and it could take off again if economic policies and policy institutions are strengthened.
October 28, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Recovery Takes Hold in Caucasus, Central Asia
The economic upturn in the Caucasus and Central Asia is gathering momentum, with growth for the region projected to increase to 5¾ percent in 2010 from 3½ percent in 2009, the IMF says in its latest forecast for the region.
September 01, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Wheat Price Jump a Supply Shock That Should Unwind
Despite a large rise driven by a weather-related supply shock emanating from key exporters in the former Soviet Union, wheat prices remain well below levels reached during the boom in 2008. Market pricing indicates that the risks of further large price spikes have eased.
August 02, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Russia: Fragile Recovery from Crisis
The IMF expects Russia's economy to resume growth in 2010, by 4¼ percent, after a contraction of 7.9 percent in 2009. Inflation has fallen rapidly, the current and capital accounts have both rebounded from sharp deteriorations, and the ruble has strengthened.
August 07, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Russia Needs to Bolster Banks, Target Fiscal Stimulus
Russia has been hit by dual shocks—an oil price collapse and a reversal of capital flows. But prudent policies of taxing and saving oil wealth in good years have left it in a strong position, the IMF says in its regular review of Russia’s economy.
July 22, 2009 -- IMF Survey: BRICs Drive Global Economic Recovery
We may be witnessing the emergence of a new world order, with countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China supplanting the industrial countries as the lead economic powers, write Mario Lettieri and Paolo Raimondi.
June 12, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Chief Visits Central Asia Amid Sharp Slowdown
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn makes his first visit to Central Asia June 14-20 as countries in the region tackle the fallout from lower commodity prices, declining exports, and a slump in overseas remittances.
May 11, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Crisis Virtually Halts Growth in Caucasus and Central Asia
Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia is expected to come to a near halt this year—contracting to 0.9 percent in 2009 from 6.3 percent in 2008—and recover only gradually in 2010, according to the latest IMF forecast for the region.
March 10, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Crisis Brings Reversal of Fortune to Caucasus and Central Asia
Growth in the resource-rich Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is projected to slow to under 2 percent in 2009 from 6 percent in 2008, as the deepening global crisis hits the region hard, the IMF says in its latest regional forecast.
March 09, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Lends Armenia $540 Million to Counter Crisis Impact
The IMF has approved a $540 million loan to Armenia to help the country cope with shocks and boost confidence in its currency and financial system.
February 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Stimulus Measures Bolstering Demand Amid Crisis, IMF Says
Most of the world's leading advanced and emerging market economies have adopted stimulus measures to counter the growing financial and economic crisis, according to an analysis by the IMF that estimates the collective impact on growth of around ½ -1¼ percentage points.