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Russia finance ministry suggests cutting 2017 budget deficit - RIA
May 17, 2017 / 10:47 AM / 4 months ago

Russia finance ministry suggests cutting 2017 budget deficit - RIA

FILE PHOTO: A cashier places Russian rouble coins into a counting machine at an office in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s finance ministry suggests cutting this year’s budget deficit by 829 billion rubles (£11.3 billion) to 1.924 trillion rubles, RIA reported, citing draft legal changes posted on a government website.

The ministry also sees this year’s budget revenues rising by 1.144 trillion roubles to 14.632 trillion rubles and expenditures rising by 315 billion rubles to 16.556 trillion rubles, RIA reported.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Alexander Winning

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