MOSCOW, May 13 (Reuters) - Russia’s government has no plans to limit the movement of capital into the country, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov was quoted as saying on Thursday.
“We did not take such decisions even at the most difficult time for us,” Shuvalov told RIA news agency.
The government resisted calls from some politicians for capital controls at the height of economic crisis and rouble devaluation in late 2008-early 2009.
The issue has resurfaced in recent months given strong appreciation pressures on the currency which some fear could hurt the fragile economic recovery. (Writing by Toni Vorobyova, editing by Gleb Bryanski)
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