Colombia Jan-Sept current account deficit widens to 6.6 pct of GDP

martes 22 de diciembre de 2015 14:43 GYT

BOGOTA Dec 22 (Reuters) - Colombia's current account deficit widened to 6.6 percent of gross domestic product during the first nine months of the year, compared with 4.7 percent in the same period of 2014, the central bank said on Tuesday.

The deficit in the current account, which records payments for imports, export receipts and certain other financial flows, increased to $14.5 billion in the January-to-September period.

Foreign direct investment in the period fell 26.3 percent from the year-ago period to $9.24 billion. (Reporting by Helen Murphy and Nelson Bocanegra; Editing by James Dalgleish)