World Bank: Romania’s economy to grow by 5.1% this year

World Bank has significantly improved its forecast on the advance of the Romanian economy this year to 5.1%, up from 4% in June, according to the WB report on the Europe and Central Asia region.

The international institution has warned that the economic growth will slow down next year to 3.8%. In 2018, it will further reduce to 3.4%.

“The demand is expected to remain solid in 2017 as new fiscal measures are implemented, including a new VAT cut to 19%,” reads the World Bank report.

The document also mentions that the giving-in-payment law has brought uncertainty in the legal framework of the financial sector.

The budget deficit would widen approaching 3% of the GDP this year, as well as in 2017, compared to 1.5% of the GDP in 2015. This will take the public debt to 40.3% of the GDP in 2017 from 39.8% of the GDP in 2015.

Source: romania-insider.com

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