Chile posts fiscal surplus of 0.1 pct in first half -budget office

SANTIAGO, July 30 Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:19pm EDT

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SANTIAGO, July 30 (Reuters) - Chile posted a fiscal surplus of 0.1 percent of estimated gross domestic product for the first half of 2014, the nation's budget office said on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the budget office estimated Chile will post an effective fiscal deficit of 2.0 percent for 2014. (Reporting by Antonio de la Jara; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

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