The country's main financial document will be considered today by Belarusian parliamentarians. Budget 2018 will pass the first reading. Eventually, it should be approved in a week. The document is based on a conservative scenario of external conditions. Deputies avoid excessive optimism, so as not to revise the financial indicators within a year. Thus, GDP growth is defined at a rate of 1.2%. The inflation will not exceed seven and a half points. For the refinancing rate, the bar was set at 11%. Among the priorities are payments for external loans, social expenses and salaries of public sector employees.