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Sept budget gap may be Ft 93.1 bln

Hungary's budget deficit in September will probably total Ft 93.1 billion the Finance Ministry said today. The cumulative shortfall will breach the government's target for the entire year. The September gap follows a 97.4 billion-forint shortfall in August and a July surplus of Ft 51.7 billion. The nine-month deficit will probably total Ft 1.09 trillion forint, the Finance Ministry said yesterday. This compares with a year-end deficit forecast of Ft 1.02 trillion forint, which was restated by the ministry. (Bloomberg; NG 2)