United States fiscal cliff

Gov't expected to approve draft national budget for 2021

The government meets today, Friday, to approve the bills related to the national budget and the state social insurance budget for 2021. Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that the government deficit target remains set at 7.16%, specifying that, compared to the published version of the draft, there could be some changes in terms of allocations, with more commitment appropriations.

Turkey's current account balance sees $273 mln gap in October

Turkey's current account balance posted a deficit of $273 million in October, bringing 12-month rolling deficit to $33.79 billion, the Turkish Central Bank revealed on Dec. 11. 

The figure was a $2.74-billion surplus in the same month last year, while it was down from $1.8 billion deficit previous month, the bank said.

Joint liability bonds for a joint European defense against the pandemic

The problem. Mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will require a significant increase in public spending to rescue sinking economies and further shield health systems. At the same time, tax revenues will be collapsing as long as economic activity remains suppressed. Budget deficits will inevitably swell, leading to soaring public debt.