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Macro-economy 1999: Now and then

1999 1998

GDP (1H) 2.4% 6.1%

Unemployment (Oct.) 17.7% 13.9

One year inflation (Oct) 14% 6.2%

Exports (Sept) $920 m $959 m

Imports (Sept) $985 m $1.082 bn

Trade Balance (Sept) -$65 m -$122.8 m

Current account balance (8 months) $764 m -$1.244 bn

Stock Market Index -SAX (Oct) 79.95 89.4

Treasury Bonds (Oct) 14.3% 30.8%

6-month interest rates (Oct) 14.5% 28.4%

Foreign exchange reserves (Oct) $2.9 bn $3.1 bn

Currency ($) 41.6 35.9

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