ATHENS, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Greece raised on Tuesday 1.138 billion euros (1.5 billion U.S. dollars) during a treasury bills sale, the first this autumn, the country's Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) announced.
The six-month treasury bills were sold at interest rate of 4.2 percent, the same with the previous auction in August.
According to PDMA officials, the sum will be used to cover older maturing issues.
Since 2010, debt-ridden Greece is shut out from international financing markets and depends on bailout aid from European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) lenders to keep afloat.
In order to cover its pressing financing needs, the country runs a monthly treasury bills auction program.