Greece’s economic sentiment rose for the second consecutive month in November, increasing to 102.7 from 102.2 in October, according to the European Commission (EC).
Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) declared on Wednesday the Fraport AG–Slentel Ltd (subsidiary of Copelouzos group) consortium as the preferred of three bidders for the regional airports’ tender.
Piraeus Bank posted a net loss of 1.56 billion euros in the third quarter (Q3) of 2014 from a profit of 164.3 million in Q2, according to results published late on Tuesday.
Greece’s budget execution showed a primary surplus of 2.65 billion euros in the 10-month period, according to the final data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday.
Greece’s trade deficit widened by 34.2 percent in September after a drop of 29.5 percent in August, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece’s unpaid taxes rose to 1.22 billion euros in October from 1.03 billion in September, according to data provided by the General Secretariat of Information Systems (GSIS) on Tuesday.
In its latest Economic Outlook report published on Tuesday, OECD upward revised its GDP forecasts for Greece and is now expecting growth of 0.8 percent for 2014 from recession of 0.3 percent in its previous estimates published on May 6.
Greece’s central government debt fell by 0.2 percent to 321.7 billion euros in the third quarter (Q3) of 2014 from 322.4 billion in Q2, according to the Finance Ministry’s debt bulletin.
Fitch affirmed Greece’s rating at ‘B’ with a stable outlook in its scheduled sovereign update on Friday, This was the second rating action by Fitch within 2014 following the upgrade by one notch with a stable outlook on May 23.
The Greek Finance Ministry (MoF) tabled in Parliament the 2015 budget on Friday, with the headline figures confirming what had recently been reported.