Budget primary surplus confirmed at 2.29 bln in April on improved tax collections, lower PIB spending
Travel surplus rises by 48.2 pct in March as receipts increase
Industrial turnover up by 3.4 pct in March, positive for third month
March current account deficit at 955.8 mln on improvement in goods balance
Central government debt grows to 343.74 bln in Q1
Primary cash surplus at 7.45 bln in April on revenue growth, lower expenditure
Draft budget highlights taxpayer fatigue, creates policy mix doubts
The draft 2018 budget submitted to Parliament on Monday is the first formal confirmation by the Finance Ministry that revenues figures are starting to reveal signs of fatigue among taxpayers.
The ministry had to revise the revenue target for 2017 from the figure included in the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy (MTFS), which was only submitted in mid-May.
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