JAKARTA May 8 Indonesia's current-account
deficit widened slightly in the first quarter of the year and
will increase further in the second and third quarters because
of seasonal factors, the central bank said on Thursday.
The widest measure of the flow of goods, services and money
in and out of the country posted a deficit of 2.06 percent
percent of gross domestic product in the first quarter.
That was marginally higher than the 1.98 percent deficit the
previous quarter and well within Bank Indonesia's estimate of
around 2 percent.
(Reporting by Adriana Nina Kusuma and Nilufar Rizki; Writing by
Rieka Rahadiana; Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)