As we see, the situation with the arrival of international investors will be seen progress, but end of this year the balance of import-export of capital from Russia is still negative. – How does the investment situation in the energy sector? – By the decision of great importance is the reduction of the tax burden on Russian oil companies have undertaken in the framework of the governmental anti-crisis program. With this decision, the Russian oil companies do not reduce investment in oil production and keep them at 2008 levels, although Last year, oil production is stagnating. Objectively expect significant growth in investment in the energy sector is only possible after the crisis. Now expect to increase investment in energy is hardly due sharp drop in energy demand, mainly from industrial customers, as well as difficulties in obtaining loans for expensive projects because of the banking crisis.
Nevertheless, investment in energy must be maintained, otherwise the moment will start growing the economy, energy for her may not be enough. So, IEA predicts a possible shortage of oil in 2012. Already, because of the global petroleum crisis power fell by 2 million barrels a day. – What is the position of the Russian ruble at the moment and that he expects the Russian ruble in the medium term? – Formed the level of the ruble is not threatened competitiveness of Russian industry, although the ruble, and is in the so-called "quasifree swimming. Volume of Russian gold and currency reserves exceed 400 billion dollars.