November current account deficit at 954 mln in November, goods balance improves
Industrial turnover increases by 12.9 pct in November
Primary cash balance falls to deficit of 877 mln in Dec, expenditure rises
Travel balance for nine-month period shows surplus of 11.57 bln
Building activity increases by 16.4 pct in October
Budget primary surplus at 1.97 bln in 2017 on strong underspend
Finance Ministry scrambles to correct property tax after error-strewn debut
After months of discussions and planning, the launch of the unified real estate property tax (ENFIA) earlier this month foundered on a number of problems, which caused the government embarrassment and left the Finance Ministry with plenty of revision work to do.
This tax is due to replace the emergency levy on homes introduced in autumn 2011, which was paid via electricity bills. The government lobbied the troika persistently to get the unpopular emergency tax incorporated into a general property levy because i...
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