June 27, 2017 / 12:53 PM / in 5 months

Zambia's external debt rises to $7.2 billion – finmin

LUSAKA, June 27 (Reuters) - Zambia’s external debt stood at $7.2 billion at the end of May, up from $6.86 billion at the end of last year, Finance Minister Felix Mutati said on Tuesday.

Mutati was clarifying the borrowing figure after erroneously saying last week external debt had risen to $17.2 billion. (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by Ed Stoddard)

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