Slovakia's gross foreign debt grew by 2.1 percent in April according to preliminary data released by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), to USD 54.391 billion, the SITA newswire reported.
Similar to March developments, foreign liabilities of the NBS grew the most, by 7.8 percent. Short-term foreign debt of the NBS went up by 6.2 percent to USD 17.843 billion and long-term foreign debt more than doubled compared with March from USD 218.8 million to USD 496.8 million.
The central bank reported that for the private banking sector, the foreign debt dropped 0.7 percent to USD 6.233 billion. Short-term foreign debt of Slovak banks went down 4 percent to USD 2.973 billion and long-term foreign debt increased 2.4 percent to USD 3.26 billion.
Other sectors reported a 32.1 percent drop in foreign liabilities to USD 9.206 billion. Short-term foreign debt shrank 1.4 percent to USD 4.19 billion and long-term foreign liabilities went down 2.6 percent to USD 5.016 billion. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Aug 2009 at 14:00