December 24, 2017 / 7:37 PM / 10 months ago

Russian finance minister sees economy growing 1.8-2 percent in 2017: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s economy is expected to grow between 1.8 and 2 percent this year, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

Russia’s gross domestic product contracted by 0.2 percent in 2016. Authorities had said growth could reach 2 percent this year, later adding it could top 2 percent.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova

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