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Russian economy is on way to recovery, Putin says

AP  |  Moscow 

Russian President says that the country's economy is on the way to recovery.

Speaking in his live state-of-the-nation address, Putin pointed at a growth in some sectors of industry and agriculture and pledged that positive trends will continue next year. He said agricultural this year will top $16 billion, exceeding weapons


The Russian economy contracted 3.7 percent in 2015 and the recession has continued this year under the combined blow of low prices and Western sanctions.

Putin said the should encourage growth by offering support to farmers and create incentives for small business.

He noted that inflation, which stood at nearly 13 per cent last year, is expected to slow down to 6 per cent this year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 17:28 IST
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