The goal of the IMF's European Department Mission, headed by
Graeme Justice, is to assess the activity of the Moldovan
government. At the same time, Justice said that the mission
is to consider the possible impact of the world economic
crisis on the Moldovan economy on average prospective.
"So far, the world economic crisis has not affected Moldova.
Moldova has had quite good performance due to its reduced
integration in international markets and due to the policies
promoted by the government", Justice also said. Thus, IMF
forecasts an economic growth of at least 6.5 per cent and an
inflation rate of nine per cent for late 2008, against the
11.5 per cent previously expected.
At the same time, the head of the IMF Mission expressed
interest in the rhythm of the reform's implementation in
Moldova's public sector and in overcoming the crisis in the
capital's heating sector.
Grecianii expressed confidence that the sides will agree on
a common approach, in order to successfully conclude this
stage of the programme with IMF.
Touching upon the macroeconomic situation, Moldovan prime
minister said that the government carefully follows the
situation on the foreign markets and the possible impact on
the Moldovan economy.