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Putin sees Russia's budget deficit at less than 1 pct in 2019
October 24, 2017 / 10:59 AM / a month ago

Putin sees Russia's budget deficit at less than 1 pct in 2019

MOSCOW, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he expected the country’s budget deficit to be less than 1 percent in 2019.

The cautious policy conducted by Russia’s central bank was justified, Putin also told an investment forum in Moscow. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Andrey Ostroukh and Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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