The Monitoring of Russia’s Economic Outlook: the Trends and Challenges of the Socioeconomic Development (Issue No.12(73), 2018) which deals with current trends and changes in the Russian economy has recently been published.

The main topics of the issue: VAT increase from 18 to 20%: macroeconomic effects; The economic difficulties of Argentina: new problems or mistakes of the past ?; Russian industry in the II quarter of 2018: consistently low demand; Dynamics of the Russian segment of Internet commerce and payments.

The Online Monitoring of Russia’s Economic Outlook was prepared by a team of experts of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (the Gaidar Institute) and the Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).