“Online Monitoring of Russia’s Economic Outlook” released, №7 (April) 2015

7th 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: Balance of payments pushes the ruble upwards; Export and import differ in volumes; Previous revenues helped financing new expenditures of the federal budget; Profit tax has brought the banking sector into red; Industry: trends look worse than the data; Tax maneuver in the oil sector: Q1 results; Business surveys: industry is ready both for the recession and growth; Salary development – crisis, but unemployment is not.

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.