December 29 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Bosnian media on Tuesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
- Bosnia’s Muslim-Croat Federation Finance Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda said 2010 will be a hard year and Bosnia will suffer the full impact of the economic crisis. He added the biggest concern are the exports which suffer from the contraction of demand from abroad.
- Bosnia’s Muslim-Croat Federation Finance Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda said a deficit of 335 million marka in the Federation’s 2010 budget of 1.7 billion marka will be fully covered by 248 million marka from an International Monetary Fund stand-by loan and 87 million marka in financing from the World Bank. The Federation's balanced budget for next year is 375 million marka lower than the budget for the current year.
- A third of Bosnian commercial banks will end the year with a combined loss of over 25 million marka due to the economic downturn, data from Bosnian banking agencies indicated. Ten out of Bosnia's 30 banks reported losses for the January-September period.
(1 euro=1.95583 marka)