Spain trims final 2015 deficit slightly after European criteria change

April 7, 2016 9:13 AM

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MADRID, April 7 Spain's acting Treasury Minister Cristobal Montoro said on Thursday the 2015 public deficit would be 5 percent of gross domestic product, not including aid to banks, once new criteria by Eurostat are taken into account.

Including international financial aid from the 2012 banking bailout, the 2015 deficit would be 5.08 percent of economic output, Montoro said.

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