Pages

60 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

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PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Russian economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Russia’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Russia’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Russia? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Russia’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Russia’s economy rely on external trade and natural resources?
  • What are the key regions for the Russian economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Russia compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Russia’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Russia’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Russia compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Russia changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Russia?
  • How are Russia’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Russia?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Russia?
  • How good is Russia in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Russia’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Russia?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Russia?
  • How is income distributed in Russia and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Russia?
  • How has quality of life in Russia changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Russia’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Russia’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Russia’s economy in 2015?
  • What were the source of growth for Russia’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Russia’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Russia changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Russia’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Russia and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Russia’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Russia?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Russia?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Russia have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the RUB performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Russia and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency