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BELGIAN FINANCE AND BUDGET MINISTERS REYNDERS AND VANDE LANOTTE HOLD A JOINT CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS.
Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders (L) and Budget Minister Johan Vande Lanotte (R) hold a news conference in Brussels January 5. The finance ministery said it had revised its deficit forecast for 2000 to 0.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) from 1.0 percent. It added it now expected 1999 deficit to be 0.9 percent of GDP rather than previously forecast figure of 1.1 percent.