Zimbabwe trims 2016 economic growth forecast, budget deficit balloons

By REUTERS
September 8, 2016 16:32

Zimbabwe's economy is now expected to grow 1.2 percent in 2016, from the 1.4 percent forecast earlier in the year, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said in his mid-year budget speech on Thursday.

Chinamasa also told parliament that the budget deficit had already overshot the target in the first half of the year at $623 million, and that the shortfall for the whole year could rise above $1 billion.


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