The IMF currently reviewing the fulfillment of conditions under its stand-by deal for Bosnia, may delay the release of the second tranche, a regional prime minister said on Nov. 18. "My feeling is that the second tranche will be a bit prolonged," Mustafa Mujezinovic, the prime minister of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation, told reporters. "I think this is the intention of the IMF." Bosnia is made up of the Muslim-Croat federation and the Serb Republic, the two highly autonomous regions linked via a weak central government. Costas Christou, who led the IMF delegation, said the main challenge was agreeing the 2010 budgets by Bosnia's two regions. "Achieving that will necessitate an agreement on the state budget," Christou told reporters. (Reuters)

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