Why Every Finance Professional Needs a Degree in Big Data

Serb Leaders to Discuss If Finance Chief Stays in Cabinet

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The coalition has promised to continue the Balkan countrys fiscal consolidation, resume talks with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and integrate faster into the European Union. Dacic has been trying to boost the economy, which has fallen into recession twice in the past three years, leaving a quarter of the nations workforce without jobs. Budget Deficit The budget deficit is expected to top at least 6 percent of gross domestic product this year, down from 7.3 percent in 2012. The current-account deficit will reach 8.7 percent of GDP according to IMF forecasts. Monetary policy makers are balancing the need to shore up Serbia s $37 billion economy against fighting inflation and shielding the dinar from market turmoil.

Serbian PM moves to oust finance minister, risking election

Dacic said the offer fell short. “Economy and finance are the most important issues for the future of Serbia and we need an additional impetus here,” he said. “We have no time for mistakes.” In response, Dinkic accused Dacic of “pure politicking” to cement his own position as premier. The nationalist SNS is riding high in opinion polls and stands to gain the most from a new election, which would likely cement its dominance of the Serbian political scene. But elections, and the weeks or months it would take to form a government, will cost valuable time in shoring up national finances and implementing a landmark accord between Serbia and its former Kosovo province, brokered in April by the EU.

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