OREANDA-NEWS. October 30, 2008.  Ms Nabiullina reported to the President on work to implement his instructions on support for individual economic sectors. She said that the measures taken in the banking sector and in the real sector will ensure that the economic growth rate for 2008 will not be below 7 percent.

Mr Medvedev drew the Government’s attention to several additional support measures, in particular the use of state guarantees not only for exports but also within the country.

Also on the agenda were support programmes for small business, increasing the share of domestic production in state procurement orders, and incentives for businesses to become more efficient.