Greece is a step closer to completing one of the six prior actions for the disbursement of the EU June sub-tranche of 1 billion euros, which relates to the is the legislation for the sale of a 30 percent stake in the Public Power Corporation (PPC) capacity and its client base (small PPC).
Greece's April travel receipts increased sharply by 35.8 percent to 411 million euros from 303 million last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greek pension funds have lost 32 billion euros since the beginning of the crisis and are facing a funding gap of 5.1 billion euros but the collection of social security contributions is improving, according to new figures.
Greece's April current account (C/A) deficit slightly rose by 1.3 percent to 1.17 billion from 1.15 billion last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greece is hoping to sign agreements for investments worth 6-7 billion dollars during the three-day visit of the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, which comes a year after the Greek Premier Antonis Samaras visited China.
The Turnover Index in Industry remained in negative territory for the second straight month falling at an accelerating pace by 9.8 percent in April from -1.2 percent in March, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The April reading indicates the highest drop since December.
Greek tax revenue as a percentage of GDP rose to 33.7 percent in 2012 from 32.4 percent in 2011, according to data provided by Eurostat this week. Greek ratios remain well below both the eurozone average (39.5 percent in 2011 and 40.4 percent in 2012) as well as the EU average (38.8 and 39.4 percent respectively).
The European Commission (EC) published an economic paper titled “The puzzle of the missing Greek exports” showing that Greece’s export performance is dramatically lagging behind, yet its export potential could be enormous.
The results of the second exercise period of Alpha Bank’s warrants showed that 60.9 million warrants were exercised at the predefined price of 0.4576 euros.
HFSF 2013 annual report unveils accumulated losses of 15.1 bln and potential recovery value of 34.4 bln
The Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF) issued its 2013 annual report, which revealed some important financial information related to the Fund’s activities throughout last year.