“Online Monitoring of Russia’s Economic Outlook” released, №4 (March 2015)

4th issue of "Online Monitoring of Russia’s Economic Outlook. Trends and challenges of socio-economic development" has come out. This is an analytical review which aims at monitoring currents trends and shifts in the Russian economy.

Main topics of the issue: Signs of shaky balance: inflation slows down, ruble found a foothold; New dollarization: corporations switched to hard currency, and population – to dollar in cash; Regional and municipal finances: clamp down on expenses is inevitable; Carryover effect: price growth in industry will go on; Food products market: prices hit a ceiling, and costs continue rising; Business surveys: demand goes behind the output; Financial and consumer beh * avior: transition to a new model?

The monitoring is drafted by the experts of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and the Russian Foreign Trade Academy.