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State budget meets deficit target

The state budget ended 2001 with a Sk44.4 billion ($930 million) deficit, of which Sk8.1 billion were expenses on bank restructuring; the result was about Sk300 million better than expected.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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