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Gross foreign debt at $19 billion

SLOVAKIA's gross foreign debt as of August reached $18.9 billion (€14.68 billion), a slight decrease compared to the previous month.

According to the TASR news agency, the nation's long-term foreign debt rose by $29.7 million (€23.07 million) to $11.3 billion (€8.78 billion).

The gross foreign debt per capita represented $3,520 (€2,734) at the end of August, slightly down from July's $3,534 (€2,745).

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