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Macedonian economic growth beyond anticipation

Staff writer |
Macedonian first-quarter economic data signaled strengthening growth, said Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

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Export soared 15 percent, GDP mounted 3.9 percent and industry turnover ascended 6 percent in the first quarter, which reveals a robust development in economy in Macedonia, Gruevski said.

The economic performance is beyond anticipation and is the result of implementation of series of economic spurring measures, stressed Gruevski.

Macedonian new government has been approved by the parliament on 19th June and it is intended to boost the economy by attracting foreign investment.

A total of 64,000 jobs will be set in a bid to cut down the jobless rate from 28.4 percent to 22 percent and economic growth is projected to rise from 3 to 6 percent in the next couple of years, Gruevski told the parliament after he was sworn in for his forth tenure.

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