Spain's public deficit to Nov around 5.44 pct of GDP

MADRID Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:36am EST

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MADRID Jan 28 (Reuters) - Spain's public deficit, excluding town halls, was 5.44 percent of gross domestic product to November, the Treasury Ministry said on Tuesday, up from a deficit of 4.87 percent in October.

The government is aiming for an end-of-year final deficit, including local administrations which are expected to end the year with balanced books, of 6.5 percent.

The central government reported a deficit of 3.86 percent of GDP in November while the country's regions had a shortfall of 1.26 percent and the social security system had a deficit of 0.33 percent, the Treasury said.

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