KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan plans a 2013 budget of between 20 and 30 billion Sudanese pounds, with higher oil output and gold exports helping make up for the loss of oil-producing South Sudan, state media reported on Monday. Sudan has been struggling with an economic crisis since South Sudan seceded last year, taking with it about three-quarters of the country's oil output. Petroleum production was the main source of Sudan's state revenues and the foreign currency it needs to pay for imports. The sudden loss sent inflation as high as 45 percent in October. …
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