Serbia registers 29.5 bln dinar budget deficit in January-April

BELGRADE - Between January and April this year, Serbia registered a 29.5 bln dinar budget deficit, which is 41.4 bln dinars better than a planned 70.9 bln deficit.

Revenues totalled 668.8 bln dinars while expenditures stood at 698.3 bln dinars.

According to figures released by the Ministry of Finance, a 9.8 bln dinar deficit was registered in April alone.

Serbian end-April public debt at 47.6 pct of GDP

BELGRADE - Serbia's public debt stood at 36.30 bln euros at end-April, accounting for 47.6 pct of GDP, according to figures released by the Ministry of Finance.

M-o-m, the debt declined from 36.34 bln euros and its share in the GDP also dropped from 47.7 pct.

At the end of last year, the public debt totalled 36.15 bln euros, accounting for 52 pct of GDP.

Vucic, Quint ambassadors discuss regional political developments

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with the ambassadors of Quint states and the head of the EU Delegation to Belgrade, Emanuele Giaufret, on Thursday to discuss current political developments in the region, the position of Serbs, Serbia's progress on the EU path and economic cooperation.

Djuric: Angola has remained Serbia's strategic ally on key issues

BELGRADE - Serbian FM Marko Djuric on Thursday met with Angolan counterpart Tete Antonio, who is on a two-day official visit to Serbia, and noted that Angola had remained a strategic ally of Serbia on all key issues and that the 50-year friendship between the two countries continued to develop.

Mali: Serbia has raised 1.5 bln dollars under extremely favourable terms

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and Finance Minister Sinisa Mali told Tanjug that, in a first for the country, Serbia had issued ten-year sustainable/green (ESG) bonds on Wednesday, raising 1.5 bln dollars under extremely favourable terms, at an interest rate of 4.7 pct.