High participation rate helps bond swap tick box
Greece continues debt management with swap of bonds worth 30 bln
Retail sales continue their rise in July as consumer confidence improves
Rating agencies concur in improved prospects for Greece
Fitch upgrades Greek rating to B-, sees debt sustainability improving
Greece completes first bond issue in three years, eyes more on way out of programme
Collapse in revenues brings 2014 primary surplus to 1.9 bln, 3 bln short of target
Greece’s budget execution displayed the primary surplus significantly narrowing by 1.64 billion month on month (MoM) to 1.93 billion at the end of 2014 from 3.57 billion in the 11-month period, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin published today.
More importantly, the year to date primary surplus outperformance of 691 million by the end of November turned to an underperformance of 3.01 billion for the whole year.
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