Samurai bond sale pushes end-August debt to new high of P7.104T

        The sale of yen-denominated samurai bonds in August further raised the national government's outstanding debt to a new high of P7.104 trillion.   The latest Bureau of the Treasury data released Friday showed that the government's outstanding liabilities as of August inched up 0.9 percent from P7.044 trillion at end-July, as well as jumped by a faster 10.5 percent from P6.432 trillion during the same eight-month period last year   At end-August, foreign debt rose 3.6 percent month-on-month and 11 percent year-on-year to P2.531 trillion.   "The growth in external debt was due to net availments of foreign loans amo...

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