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Current account deficit at ,e1/41.3bn of 6.7% of GPD in 2017.

Cyprus last year generated a current account deficit of e1/41.3bn, or 6.7 per cent of economic output, compared to a deficit of e1/4888.8m in 2016, or 4.39 per cent, the Central Bank of Cyprus said.

"Cyprus' international investment position marginally improved in 2017, reaching a net liability position of e1/423.1bn, compared with e1/423.2bn in 2016," the bank supervisor said in a statement on its website on Friday. "The external debt amounted to e1/4107.1bn in 2017, compared with e1/4107.3bn in 2016".

A week ago, the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) which together with the International Monetary Fund supervised Cyprus's bailout, said that "the persisting current account deficit warrants close monitoring."

The current account shows a country's transactions with the rest of the world, such as trade in goods and services, transfer payments and earnings on cross-border investments.

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Date:Mar 30, 2018
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