The government estimates A$3.5 billion surplus for 2012-13. The return to surplus represents the fastest fiscal consolidation in at least forty years. The deficit for 2011-12 will be A$22.6 billion, and net debt will peak at 7.2 percent of GDP.
Annually, GDP rose 3.4 percent during the period, following a 3.6 percent expansion in the fourth quarter last year. The GDP expanded annually for the third consecutive quarter.
The BoJ applied to the Finance Minister for the authorization to raise the reserves. The central bank is stipulated to maintain only 5 percent as reserves each fiscal year.
Nowotny told Austrian radio on Tuesday that there should be a clear decision on the Greek side. European policy makers would assess whether existing measures must be rounded out.
Samoa plans to move itself from one side of the international dateline to the other, redrawing this already wobbly line. How does a country go about changing its time zone?
Samoa sits in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, just 32km (20 miles) east of the international dateline.
The dollar touched its highest in three weeks versus the slumping euro on Monday, supported by mounting concerns that Europe's sovereign debt crisis has reached a dangerous new stage.
Speculation that Greece may be preparing its exit from the euro monetary union was quickly dismissed by officials in Athens, but the default worries led S&P to once again downgrade its rating on the nation's debt.
During the month, exports remained unchanged and the value totaled DKK 48 billion. This followed a 1.4 percent decline in February.
The broad money aggregate M2 totaled NOK 1.62 trillion at the end of March, of which the major part, close to 92 percent, consisted of bank deposits. Notes and coins only accounted for 2.7 percent in March.
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