Signs Of The Times

[Sofia, August 26. Image via Getty]

A Bulgarian woman checks food prices displayed on a store window in Sofia on August 26, 2009. Bulgaria's economy will shrink by 2.0 percent next year but will also slowly pick up speed and post a 3.8-percent positive growth in 2011, the government's economic and fiscal outlook by 2013 showed today. The document, which was approved by the cabinet today, upheld the government's previous forecast for a 6.3-percent slump in economic growth in 2009. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)