Portuguese central bank report delayed by enquiry

PORTUGAL - The Portuguese central bank has delayed its 2001 annual report on the economy, due out yesterday, Monday, until September to await the results of an enquiry into the public deficit, a Bank of Portugal source said.

The bank will still publish today its quarterly bulletin with new estimates for growth of the economy in 2002 along with estimates for 2003.

Portugal's new centre-right government set up a commission shortly after it took office in April to determine the size of the country