July 16, 2020 / 8:40 AM / 20 days ago

Poland sees growth of 4.0%-4.5% in 2021 - finance minister

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will return to economic growth in 2021, around 4.0%-4.5%, Finance Minister Tadeusz Koscinski said on Thursday.

The ministry is in no rush to amend the state budget strained by the economic slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as “public finances are healthy”, Koscinski told a news conference.

Poland had 17 billion zloty (£3.44 billion) deficit in the first half of the year.

Earlier this week the central bank said the Polish economy may contract by 4.2%-7.2% this year.

Reporting by Anna Koper; Writing by Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Alison Williams

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