Russia raises 2018 budget surplus forecast to 2.5 pct of GDP from 2.1 pct

MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Russia's Finance Ministry has raised its forecast for the 2018 budged surplus to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product from 2.1 percent of GDP, Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh)