PBO sees medium-term risks mounting, despite positive near-term outlook
Despite boost from travel, current account deficit hits 9.74 bln in Jul, up 43 pct YoY
Energy pushes industrial turnover growth up by 38.9 pct YoY in Jul, as index records rare monthly drop
Tax overperformance continues in Aug, as budget balance beats target by close to 6 bln
Property prices rise by 9.4 pct in Q2, close to all-time high
Q2 unemployment drops to 12.4 pct, reflecting seasonality in job market
PBO report highlights short-term recessionary impact and tax-centric austerity of 2017 draft budget
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) published an interim report on Wednesday evening commenting on the 2017 draft budget tabled by the Finance Ministry on October 4.
In PBO view, the key political and economic priorities involve improvement in the tax collection mechanism and tackling shadow economy in the context of the existing tax framework.
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