24 Nov 2017 17:35

Putin discusses preliminary results for year with Central Bank, economic bloc

SOCHI. Nov 24 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with the economic arm of the government, the leadership of the Central Bank and the Presidential Administration.

Opening the meeting, Putin gave a broad outline of the agenda.

"I would like, as we agreed earlier, to speak at the end of the year, on the state of the economy and listen to your assessments: the banking system, development rates, inflation, investment, basically everything that we usually speak about at meetings on the economy," he said.

"Of course, to have a look at the first quarter of next year and the mid-term outlook. To see what has been done and was hasn't been done and coordinate our actions for various agencies, listen to the governor of the Central Bank, how the Central Bank sees the situation developing. To prepare for the start of 2018," Putin said.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was also in attendance at the meeting alongside the head of the Presidential Administration Anton Vaino and his first deputy Sergei Kirienko, Presidential aide Andrei Belousov, Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and Central Bank governor Elvira Nabiullina.