The Russian Economy Seeking Ways to Boost Growth
The Russian economy has proven its resilience to such external challenges as the rhetoric of economic sanctions, turbulence in emerging markets and volatility of oil prices. The strong foundations underpinning macroeconomic stability are attractive for investors, yet the economic growth rate does not correlate with Russia’s potential. This is the main challenge faced by Russia’s financial and economic authorities today. What incentives are needed to convert investor confidence into economic growth? What additional factors could boost GDP growth? What changes should be implemented for growth to accelerate? Will national projects serve as the basis for future growth?
Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics, Bloomberg; Head, Bloomberg Economics
Alexey Kudrin, Chairman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Elvira Nabiullina, Governor, The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)
Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Anton Siluanov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Frederic Oudea, President, European Banking Federation; Chief Executive Officer, Société Générale