Euro zone current account surplus surges in April

June 17, 2016 8:05 AM

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FRANKFURT, June 17 The euro zone's current account surplus widened in April and net portfolio investments rose sharply, the European Central Bank said on Friday.

The 19-member currency bloc's adjusted current account surplus increased to 36.2 billion euros in April from 26.3 billion euros a month earlier while unadjusted portfolio investments jumped to 118.1 billion euros from 9.9 billion euros.

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