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Also of note in Poland...

Poland is hoping for a slowdown to inflation, now minimally 100 percent, in 1983 and a 2.5 percent increase in national income - the first rise in four years.

But Parliament was also told Dec. 3 that consumers can expect no significant improvement for at least another year and that almost a further $3 billion has been added to Poland's debts to the West in the last 12 months.

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By the end of 1983, it will still owe almost $25 billion unless Western governments agree to talks about rescheduling.

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