JRL NEWSWATCH: “World Cup to Have Little Impact on Russia’s Economy: Moody’s” – Reuters

File Image of Soccer Ball, Field, Stadium with Lights, adapted from image at fbi.gov

“The 2018 soccer World Cup will have little lasting impact on the Russian economy … Moody’s Investors Service said …. Russia will host [the tournament] … in 11 cities … having spent billions of dollars on preparations. … Moody’s finding is at variance with an assessment … by former deputy Arkady Dvorkovich file photoprime minister Arkady Dvorkovich …. [S]ectors expected to benefit most from increased tourist flows ‘are not key growth drivers in most hosting local economies,’ Moody’s said.”

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