Russian external borrowing could be more than $7 billion in 2017 - deputy finance minister

October 15, 2016 7:59 AM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the 7th annual VTB Capital "Russia Calling!" Investment Forum in Moscow, Russia, October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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GOA, India (Reuters) - Russia's external borrowing in 2017 could exceed the planned amount of $7 billion if necessary, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Saturday.

Storchak said it was too early to give any further details.

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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