Serbian Budget in Focus as IMF Starts Review After Spending Vows

  • Prime Minister Vucic seeks higher public wages and pensions
  • Government to raise taxes in case of external shocks

Serbia’s 2016 budget will be the focus of an International Monetary Fund review that starts Thursday, during which the Washington-based lender will also evaluate progress on overhauling unprofitable state-owned companies and cutting public jobs.

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