Growth outlook for Russia in 2015-2016 is negative, with the economy expected to contract by 3.8% in 2015 and modestly decline by 0.3% in 2016. Investment is projected to contract for a second year in a row.
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Birgit Hansl, a German national, is the World Bank’s Lead Economist for the Russian Federation in the Europe and Central Asia Region.
Denis Medvedev is the senior country economist for India at the World Bank.