Dun & Bradstreet Expects Current Account Deficit to Drop in Slovenia in 2002

Ljubljana, 8 January - Slovenia's economic risk outlook remains positive, which keeps the country's risk rating at a firm DB2d, the best in the region together with Hungary. Curbing inflation and maintaining a high export growth despite a downturn in Slovenia's major export destinations thus compelled Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to upgrade several indicators, especially the current account deficit, which is to stand at 1.3 percent of the GDP in 2001, down from the previously estimated 2.5 percent.

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