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Dominican Minister Forecasts Weaker Peso This Yr: Diario Libre

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The Dominican Republic’s peso will fall to 43.1 per U.S. dollar by December, Economy Minister Temistocles Montas said, according to Santo Domingo-based Diario Libre. * Dominican Republic peso has fallen 6.25% this yr to 42.845 from 40.325 on Jan. 1. * Devalued peso this yr was planned for, Montas said * Gvt will send revision of Barrick Gold Corp contract to congress before Sept. 7, Montas said * Dominican Republic and Barrick Gold agreed May 8 to make changes to lease on Pueblo Viejo mine to give more revenue to gvt * Complementary budget will be sent to congress after Barrick revision submitted, Montas said

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