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Putin prioritizes Russia's GDP growth acceleration to 7 pct

Vladimir Putin
15:42 21/12/2011
MOSCOW, December 21 (RIA Novosti)
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The Russian government is seeking to accelerate the national economy’s growth to 6-7 percent annually and join the list of the world’s top five economies over five years, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

“We are setting the goal of accelerating economic growth to 6 percent, better to 6-7 percent, and join the list of the world’s top five economies in five years but not only because advanced economies will be falling but also because we’ll be growing,” Putin said at a congress of Business Russia public association, which unites the country’s medium-sized businesses.

Russia has set the ambitious task of expanding its per capita gross domestic product by 50 percent in the next decade “to achieve the level of more than $35,000 per person from the current $20,700,” Putin said.

In 2011, Russia’s GDP will grow by 4.2-4.5 percent, the premier said.

Investment in the Russian economy will hit almost 43 trillion rubles ($1.4 trillion) in the next three years, he said.

“In the coming three years, almost 43 trillion rubles will be invested in our economy. To understand this scope, I can say that this amount is about the size of Russia’s GDP last year,” Putin said, adding that this figure was quite realistic.

Russia can no longer build up investment only at the expense of the budget, the public sector and infrastructure companies and needs to take more energetic efforts for creating conditions for business to invest in the national economy, he said.

Russia needs a decisive “tax maneuver” to think about the optimization of taxes that are crucial for the country’s qualitative growth, Putin said, adding that he had given instructions to the Economics and Finance Ministries to work out proposals on readjusting fiscal policy for Russia’s industrial development.

Putin said these calculations should be made taking into account Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization and the prospects of integration processes, including a common economic space and the Eurasian Economic Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Russia has also set the task of joining the list of the world’s top 30 countries in the next decade offering the most favorable terms for business, the premier said, proposing to formulate “a national entrepreneurial initiative” to ensure a competitive environment in the country.

The creation of powerful regional production centers is key to building a new economy in Russia, Putin said.

“The successful construction of a new economy needs not only system-wide and base conditions for the development of the Russian industry but also individual production sites and areas of accelerated industrial growth,” he said.

 

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  • lmKeep your eyes and ears open Mr. Putin they are out to get you..
    16:51, 21/12/2011
    Keep up the good work Mr., Putin and United Russia, as we can see the US and NATO would love to get you out of Syria once and for good they have an aim that is to knock of some countries one by one Iraq, Libya, Egypt, along with others. They are now looking for Syria head then Lebanon resistance movement, next stop Iran then finally the biggest prize of all its Russia they have begun their work but Clinton blew the whistle too quickly.
    They will try to launch their plans in two places the Far East of Russia and Moscow who knows maybe they have some of your military guys in waiting clean the house from inside out Mr. Putin.
    Mr. Putin never, never take your eyes of the West and NATO watches them like a hawk for they are hoping that the demonstrations grow into a something much, much larger and they are using your restrain on the protesters thinking you would not use the law against them out of fear of been banish by the press for use of force so they are playing a game with you leave the protesters and they get there goal, rein in the protesters and they get there goal so play their game.
  • xama226Re-establishing industry
    03:57, 26/12/2011
    Russia must re-establish its industrial base. This means taxing extractive industries who simply export capital and favouring small and medium ones taxwise.

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