Bank of Israel calls on government to reduce deficit

Budget imbalance is forecast to reach 3.6% of GDP in 2019, official target is 2.9%

David Vaaknin

The Bank of Israel recommended on January 13 that the government implement measures to reduce the budget deficit through to 2022.

On the same day, the Israeli ministry of finance said it expects the deficit to be recorded at 3.6% of GDP in 2019. The official target is 2.9%.

In addition to its monetary policy and financial stability responsibilities, the BoI acts as an economic adviser to the executive in fiscal policy and other areas. The central bank is expected “to support other objectives

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