KIEV, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday warned Ukraine it could face a second year of near-zero growth coupled with high current account deficit and said it would continue talks on a possible $15 billion loan with Kiev next month.
'In the absence of corrective policies our forecast for 2013 is growth of 0-1 percent and a high current account deficit that leaves Ukraine vulnerable to shocks,' IMF mission head Christopher Jarvis said on Tuesday before the delegation left for home.
'With better policies Ukraine can achieve better outcomes .. We expect the mission to return to Kiev in March to continue the discussions,' he said in a statement.
(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Richard Balmforth) Keywords: IMF UKRAINE/MISSION
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