Moldovan government backs draft 2023 budget with 6% deficit
KYIV, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Moldova's government on Wednesday approved the main indicators of the 2023 state budget, forecasting economic growth of 2%, inflation of 15.7% and a deficit of 6% of gross domestic product.
Moldova, a country of 3.5 million people, has said previously that it expects its economy to shrink 3% in 2022 and that the deficit will be 5.4% of GDP while inflation could reach 29.1%.
The budget must later be approved by the parliament.
Reporting by Alexander Tanas; writing by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Toby Chopra
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