BELGRADE, June 19 An International Monetary Fund
mission will begin assessing Serbia's compliance with terms of a
1.2 billion euro ($1.34 billion) standby loan this week, the
Fund's office in the country said on Monday.
The mission will visit Belgrade from Thursday to July 4.
Serbia has yet to draw on the funds available under the
three-year deal, which expires next year, and Belgrade said it
has no plans to use them.
In March, mission head James Roaf said Serbia was making
excellent progress on economic and financial reforms, but was
lagging on disposing of unprofitable state firms.
The Fund has forecast Serbia's economy will grow 3 percent
this year, below the central bank's figure of 3.5 percent.
($1 = 0.8931 euros)
(Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; editing by John Stonestreet)