Kudrin Sees Deficit at 4.3%

Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Friday that the country’s 2010 budget deficit might be about 4.3 percent of gross domestic product, RIA-Novosti reported, citing a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Kudrin said the Economic Development Ministry’s forecast of a deficit of 3.5 percent for this year was “a mistake,” the report said.


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