August 17, 2018 / 9:35 PM / 3 months ago

Argentina says primary fiscal deficit shrank 35 pct in July

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Argentina posted a primary fiscal deficit of 14.28 billion pesos ($520.8 million) in July, the Treasury Ministry said on Friday, down 35.4 percent from the same period last year.

July’s financial deficit, which includes payments on the national debt, surged 90.6 percent compared with July 2017 to 62.38 billion pesos, the ministry said.

$1 = 27.42 Argentine pesos on July 31 Reporting by Luc Cohen Editing by Chris Reese

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