The IMF released yesterday the latest version of the macroeconomical research on Romania. According to Albert Jaeger, a head of the IMF mission for Romania and Bulgaria, the current account deficit, inflation and international financial turbulences are the main concerns, as the IMF estimates the world's economy growth will slow down, which will effect on the emerging states like Romania.
According to the IMF expert, economy growth will be less than 6% this year and about 4,7% next year. There is mentioned that the structural reforms in Romania slowed down in 2007.
The current account deficit is estimated to be considerable this year too and then the growth will slow down too, which can be helpful to inflation, according to the IMF expert. The latter also argues that the National Bank of Romania should continue to consolidate the currency policy. (...) (F.B.)