MOSCOW, March 27 Russian Economy Minister Alexei
Ulyukayev said on Thursday capital outflow could be around $100
billion this year, and this would mean that gross domestic
product in 2014 would slow to about 0.6 percent.
"If we assume in the first quarter capital outflow was $60
billion ... then (it) will reach around $100 billion for the
whole year," Ulyukayev told an investment conference.
"Under this scenario, we estimate that economic growth will
slow down to 0.6 percent."
The Economy Ministry forecast in January that GDP growth
this year would be about 2.5 percent.
(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya, Writing by Lidia Kelly,
Editing by Timothy Heritage)