Executive Board
Board Discussions
on the Russian Federation:

July 29, 2015
June 27, 2014
September 18, 2013
July 27, 2012
September 9, 2011

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP -1.8 0.8
Consumer Prices 8.4 6.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2016)
Please refer to more recent Press Release/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

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Russian Federation and the IMF
Updated April 25, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 29, 2015. Listed below are items related to the Russian Federation, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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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.
February 05, 2009 -- Transcript of a Background Briefing by Senior Officials on the International Monetary Fund's Group of 20 Surveillance Note
January 29, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates
January 28, 2009 -- Financial Market Update:
Risks to financial stability have intensified since October 2008. Financial markets worldwide reflect ongoing deleveraging pressures amidst a deepening economic downturn. In spite of extensive policies, the global financial system remains under intense stress.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; русский.
Charts (pdf file in English only)
January 26, 2009 -- Russian Federation: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 09/22
December 04, 2008 -- Transcript of Regular Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department
November 20, 2008 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the IMF's Executive Board Approval of a Stand-By Arrangement for Iceland
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Aleksei L. Kudrin, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Russian Federation, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 104Kb
October 12, 2008 -- Transcript of a Panel Discussion on the Role and Governance of the IMF: Further Reflections on Reform - The Per Jacobsson Foundation
October 11, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Guido Mantega, Finance Minister of Brazil and Chairman of the G-20
September 26, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Mission to the Russian Federation
September 22, 2008 -- Russian Federation
Series: Country Report No. 08/308
Notes: Also available in Russian
September 22, 2008 -- Russian Federation: 2008 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 08/309
Notes: Also available in Russian
September 18, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, IMF
August 28, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with the Russian Federation
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 01, 2008 -- Macroeconomic Effects of Pension Reform in Russia
Author/Editor: Hauner, David
Series: Working Paper No. 08/201
July 28, 2008 -- Financial Market Update:
Global financial markets continue to be fragile and indicators of systemic risk remain elevated. Credit quality across many loan classes has begun to deteriorate with declining house prices and slowing economic growth. The resilience of emerging markets to the global turmoil is being tested as external financing conditions tighten and policymakers face rising inflation.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; русский.
Charts (pdf file in English only)
June 09, 2008 -- Russia: Mission Concluding Statement of the 2008 Article IV Consultation
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.

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