Urgent Iraqi 2016 budget proposal sees deficit of $25.8 bln with oil at $45

Published: 2015/9/16 13:45827 Reads
Baghdad (AIN) -Iraq's Finance Ministry has proposed a 2016 government budget worth 113.5 trillion Iraqi dinars ($99.65 billion) with a budget deficit of 29.4 trillion Iraqi dinars ($25.81 billion), according to a draft posted online on Wednesday
The budget forecasts oil at $45 a barrel and presumes the continuation of a 2014 deal with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region over oil revenues.
The government has projected a fiscal deficit of about $25 billion this year, in a budget of roughly $100 billion. ($1 = 1,139.0000 Iraqi dinars). /End/
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