Travel receipts rose by 11.3 percent in April, reversing a decline of 7.8 percent in March, provisional Bank of Greece (BoG) figures showed on Wednesday.
Greece’s current account (C/A) deficit eased by 410.6 million euros to 461.7 million in April from 872.2 million a year ago, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures showed on Tuesday.
Greece’s Turnover Index in Industry remained in positive territory, increasing by 10.7 percent in April, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Monday.
The Greek equity market traded mostly in positive territory over the past few days, ending the week up 3.1 percent after edging down 0.6 percent in the previous week.
The central government primary cash balance turned to a deficit of 316 million euros in the first five months of 2017 from a surplus of 2.66 billion last year, Bank of Greece data revealed on Friday.
The majority of the turnover indices for the services sector recorded a slight improvement in Q1 2017, after dropping in the previous quarter, ELSTAT figures showed on Thursday.
The non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 23.3 percent in Q1 of 2017 from 23.6 percent in the previous quarter, ELSTAT figures showed on Thursday.
The budget primary balance recorded a surplus of 1.84 billion euros in the 5-month period of 2017, up by 26.5 percent from last year’s figure of 1.46 billion, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin showed on Wednesday.
Greece’s new tax debt rose at slightly higher pace of 754 million euros in April after increasing by 658 million in March, the Independent Authority of Public Revenues (IAPR) data revealed on Wednesday.
“Energy is the spearhead of Greece’s economic growth policy. The government’s aim is to make Greece a multiple energy hub,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in May during a press conference.