Capital outflow from Russia is expected to be close to zero in 2010 while foreign direct investment could rise to over $40 billion this year from $36 billion in 2009, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday.
"This year, there may still be capital outflow from Russia near the zero-level mark but in coming years we'll see a stable capital inflow," Kudrin told a business forum organized by VTB Capital.
Foreign direct investment could rise to $50 billion annually in subsequent years, Kudrin said.
Record high capital flight of $130 billion was registered in the crisis year of 2008, mostly in the fourth quarter, he added.
MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti)