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27 Luglio 2022

Bosnia Erzegovina

BOSNIA ERZEGOVINA: INVESTOR SERVICE HAS KEPT CREDIT RATING OF BIH THE SAME

Moody’s Investor Service affirmed the credit rating of Bosnia and Herzegovina, being B3 with a stable outlook.Economy, as stated in the report of Moody’s agency, has shown a relative resistance to the pandemic, with the growth of real GDP of 7.1% in 2021, which was achieved due to recovery of domestic demand and strong growth of exports, particularly basic metals and mineral products, exceeding the pre-pandemic levels. Analysts state that the economy is less exposed to the impact of Russian-Ukrainian conflict, taking into account limited trade and financial relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Russia and Ukraine. Although gas is imported from Russia, it accounts for a very small share of energy sources. Moody’s expects significant slowdown of economic activities during the year, and estimates GDP growth at around 2.5% in 2022 and 2023.After the recorded deficit of 4.7% of GDP in 2020, a considerable improvement was recorded in the fiscal policy area in 2021, which gives space to the authorities for measures as a response to growing inflationary pressure, it is stated in the Moody’s report. Moody’s also expects general government debt, which amounted to 36.7% of GDP in 2021, to gradually decrease during 2022 and 2023, to amount to 32% of GDP by the end of 2023.Political risks reflected in the lack of cooperation at the state level during the previous year, which brought about political crisis, have decreased recently. (ICE SARAJEVO)


Fonte notizia: sarajevotimes.com, 26/07/2022