The evolution Moldovan economy in the first half of 2008 was ambiguous, being marked by a series of positive trends overlapping with negative trends or obvious risks. The real sector is still trying to recover from the double crisis of 2007 caused by drought and Russian trade embargo. GDP in the first quarter increased by 4.3%. Rising prices and the appreciation of the domestic currency were the main headaches for producers, population and authorities in the first half of this year. Anti-inflationary tools used by NBM have an adverse effect on producers who need short-term loans. More about the challenges of this period you can find in Real Economy no. 5.
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