Lost investment could be Russia's price for Crimea


Lost investment could be Russia's price for Crimea

Russia’s economy has yet to experience the full fallout from the crisis in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, says Tatiana Orlova, RBS Senior Economist, Russia and CIS.

Russia's growth prospects, particularly the export sector, could suffer

She argues that Russia’s credit rating could fall to junk status if it steps up support for pro-Russian rebels.

Western companies could shelve more ambitious expansion plans and repatriate a greater slice of revenues rather than re-invest locally. And companies not yet in Russia may think twice about whether to enter.

Russia’s growth prospects, particularly the export sector, could suffer as a result.

Read the full article on RBS Insight.

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