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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Russian econ min says Q1 budget deficit less than last year
April 7, 2017 / 9:13 AM / 8 months ago

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Russian econ min says Q1 budget deficit less than last year

(Corrects following Economy Ministry clarification that minister was speaking about budget deficit, not surplus)

MOSCOW, April 7 (Reuters) - Russia’s first-quarter budget deficit was 350 billion roubles ($6.15 billion) less than in 2016, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Friday.

The government aims to keep the budget deficit at 2 percent this year, bringing it to 0.8 percent in 2020. ($1 = 56.9225 roubles) (Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Jack Stubbs)

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