ECONOMY

Greek public debt up 23bln over last quarter

Greece’s Finance Ministry says the country’s total central government debt stood at ?303.5 billion ($372.67 billion) at the end of July 2012, up from ?280.2 billion at the end of the first three months of this year.

The finance ministry released the figures Friday, which also showed that government debt hit its highest level ? ?367.9 billion ? in the fourth quarter of 2011.

[AP]