Spain Jan-Nov central gov't deficit 4.37 pct of GDP

MADRID Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:22pm EST

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MADRID Dec 20 (Reuters) - The deficit of Spain's central government came to 4.37 percent of gross domestic product in the January-November period, the Treasury ministry said on Thursday. Stripped of extraordinary items, such as early transfers of funds to cash-strapped regional governments, the figure came to 4.28 percent of GDP, the ministry said. The full-year deficit target for the central government is 4.5 percent of GDP while the overall deficit objective - including regions and social security - is 6.3 percent of GDP.