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Russia Climbs to 31st Place in the Ease of Doing Business-2019 rating

Russia has made it to the 31st place in the Ease of Doing Business-2019, annual ratings published by the World Bank Group. This follows from the World Bank’s statement. It is a four-step climb for Russia, which ranked in the 35th position last year.

The aggregate evaluation of conditions for running business is measured over 10 indicators: company registration, obtaining construction permits, getting a connection to the electrical grid, property registration, obtaining loans, minority investor protection, taxation, international commerce, contract enforcement and bankruptcy procedure availability.

This year, Russia made it to the Top-100 in all the ten indicators: the country ranked 32nd in terms of ease of company registration, 48th in obtaining construction permits, 12th in getting a connection to the electrical grid, 12th in property registration, 22nd in obtaining loans, 57th in minority investor protection, 53rd in taxation, 99th in international commerce, 18th in contract enforcement and 55th in bankruptcy handling.

Zealand, Singapore and Denmark reaffirmed their Top three positions in the global rating. Besides these countries, Special Administrative Region Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Georgia, Norway, USA, Great Britain and the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia made it to the Top ten places.
Source: https://tass.ru/ekonomika/5742568


2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Key indicators of the economy*

GDP, Nominal, Domestic Currency, billion

73 134

79 200

83 387

86 149

92 037

Infliation Rate (CPI, annual variation in percent)

7

8

16

7

4

Unemployment Rate, percent

6

5

6

6

5

Population size, millions

143

144

146

147

147

International Investment Position. Main Components**

Net International Investment Position

131 736

310 105

331 728

211 433

267 768

Assets (USD mln)

1 474 598

1 275 056

1 170 497

1 232 785

1 341 181

Direct investment (USD mln)

479 501

411 270

367 593

418 034

470 882

Portfolio investment (USD mln)

53 743

56 629

68 119

72 060

73 905

Financial derivatives (other than reserves) and employee stock options (USD mln)

5 932

17 565

11 146

6 857

4 853

Other investment (USD mln)

425 827

404 132

355 241

358 092

358 799

Reserve assets (USD mln)

509 595

385 460

368 399

377 741

432 742

Liabilities (USD mln)

1 342 862

964 951

838 769

1 021 352

1 073 413

Direct investment (USD mln)

565 654

371 491

347 690

477 670

535 200

Portfolio investment (USD mln)

273 737

156 424

141 647

215 960

230 797

Financial derivatives (other than reserves) and employee stock options (USD mln)

4 355

21 530

9 245

6 455

4 505

Other investment (USD mln)

499 116

415 506

340 187

321 266

302 912

Financial Soundness Indicators***

Regulatory Tier 1 Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets, Ratio

11

9

8

9

9

Regulatory Tier 1 Capital to Assets, Ratio

12

10

8

9

9

Non-performing Loans Net of Provisions to Capital, Ratio

10

13

20

17

17

Non-performing Loans to Total Gross Loans, Ratio

6

7

8

9

10

Return on Assets, Ratio

2

1

0

1

1

Liquid Assets to Short Term Liabilities, Ratio

79

80

139

145

167

Residential Real Estate Prices, Ratio

4

5

-3

-3

-2



Period

28.07.2014

05.11.2014

12.12.2014

16.12.2014

02.02.2015

16.03.2015

05.05.2015

Interest rate, %**

8

9,5

10,5

17

15

14

12,5

Period

16.06.2015

03.08.2015

14.06.2016

19.09.2016

27.03.2017

02.05.2017

19.06.2017

Interest rate, %**

11,5

11

10,5

10

9,75

9,25

9

Period

18.09.2017

30.10.2017

18.12.2017

12.02.2018

26.03.2018

17.09.2018

17.12.2018

Interest rate, %**

8,5

8,25

7,75

7,5

7,25

7,5

7,75



* Data based by Federal State Statistics Service [Electronic resource]: http://www.gks.ru
** Data based by The Central Bank of the Russian Federation [Electronic resource]: http://www.cbr.ru
*** Data based by International Monetary Fund [Electronic resource]: http://www.imf.org



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