MOSCOW, April 11 Russia saw a net capital
outflow of $15.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017, the same
amount as in the whole of 2016, the central bank data showed on
Net capital outflow in January-March was mostly formed by
the banking sector, which increased its holdings of foreign
assets, while other sectors acted as net importers of capital by
raising their outstanding foreign debt, the central bank said.
The central bank also said current account surplus totaled
$22.8 billion in the first three months of the year compared
with $12.9 billion in the same period of 2016.
(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh;
editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)