The Prime Minister will present the National Budget 2017/2018 on Thursday 8th June 2017.
The budget will be anchored in Government’s Vision 2030 with a thrust on the unfolding of the New Era of Development. However, events on the international scene will have a bearing on its orientation, for instance policy changes in the US and elections in Europe, while the resurgence of protectionism seems to aggravate uncertainties for the global economy. Brexit constitutes a major uncertainty. Moreover, rising oil prices would exert significant pressure on the domestic economy, in particular on the balance of payments and price level.