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01.12.2009.

Deputy Minister and Finance Minister, Mr. Igor Lukšić, was hosted in radio broadcasted show "Vruća stolica", Radio Antena M

Deputy Minister and Finance Minister, Mr. Igor Lukšić, was hosted in radio broadcasted show "Vruća stolica", Radio Antena M

01.12.2009.

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Mr. Igor Lukšić to SEE NEWS

The Montenegrin government seesthe country'seconomyexpanding by0.5% in 2010 after anexpected contraction of 4.0% this year, Finance Minister Igor Luksic said. The government is also considering issuing a Eurobond next year tofinance budget spending. "We will consider the use of this instrument in 2010, as all countries members of the eurozone resort to it and it has proven to be a good way to borrow and tostoke additional investor interest," Luksic told SeeNews in an email interview. Montenegro uses the euro as its official currency even though the country is not part of the euro zone. The state scrapped the Yugoslav dinar currency in 2000, initially replacing it with the German mark and later with the euro...

02.11.2009.

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Mr. Igor Lukšić, PhD, for Atlas TV

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Mr. Igor Lukšić, PhD, for Atlas TV Video

27.10.2009.

Published was the authorial text by the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mr. Igor Lukšić, PhD., in the daily newspapers Pobjeda

Is it pretentious to say that several following months will significantly impact the road that the economic system of Montenegro is to take in the coming years? Quite certainly it does sound pretentious, but I believe that such statement is realistic. A lot of work is ahead of us in several various fields, but they are all in fact to be encountered in the same horizon. The outcome of economic trends significantly depends on the extent in which specific policies will be implemented. Global financial and then economic crisis left trail on the world economy. Total capital flows have been reduced, as well as the world trade, and a large number of employees have lost their jobs..

07.10.2009.

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Mr. Igor Lukšić - TV Show "Živa istina"

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Mr. Igor Lukšić - TV Show "Živa istina"AudioVideo

16.03.2009.

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for Montenegro, for magazine "Dijaspora"

These days we are preparing the implementation of a new measure. In agreement with the Central Bank of Montenegro, we enabled the commercial banks to use 20% of obligatory reserves (some 40 million euro) for the purchase of treasury bills, and in addition the 2009 Budget Law envisages the borrowing of 75 million euro to finance budgetary spending. We are currently negotiating with prospective partners the provision of these funds. All these measures put together will give an impetus to the banking sector, will improve liquidity of the payment operations and increase the investment spending component...Download

13.03.2009.

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, Igor Lukšić, Ph.D, to Cafe Montenegro

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, Igor Lukšić, Ph.D, to Cafe Montenegro

23.01.2009.

Interview of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for Montenegro Business Outlook

MBO:
How do you assess the Montenegrin economy in light of the current global crisis?

Over the last few weeks we have held a series of meetings with representatives from the economic sector, trade unions and the banking sector. Following our discussions, and in line with comments made, we have tried to tailor our existing analysis of needs and activities to meet the needs of the forthcoming period of time. We are aware of the problems being encountered by our economy at the present time and would like to try to help by approving new requests from customers who have successfully completed previous investments, by initiating new ones, by improving credit and liquidity facilities, paying in services etcDownload

19.01.2009.

Interview of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr. Igor Luksic, PhD for the Magazine "Ekonomist"

Interview of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr. Igor Luksic, PhD for the Magazine "Ekonomist"

22.12.2008.

Interview of the Minister Igor Lukšić for magazine "Bankar"

The global financial crisis, which is currently in full swing, and its spilling over to the real sector urge any responsible government to exercise caution and apply preventive action. No country in the world, world the exception of a few politically self-isolated ones, may expect to be spared the implications of the crisis and even those countries will not remain unaffected to a certain extent...Download