Employment balance year-to-date posts record despite more departures in July
Fitch upgrades Greek rating to 'BB-', three notches from investment grade
Retail index jumps 5.3 pct in May led by fuel and supermarket sale
S&P revises outlook to positive, sees encouraging signs after debt deal
S&P upgrades Greece to 'B+' on back of Eurogroup agreement
ECB report highlights sluggish Greek economic growth
Severe underspend covers lower revenues for end-May primary surplus
Greece’s budget execution showed that the 5-month primary surplus more than doubled to 1.51 billion euros from 707 million in the corresponding period last year, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin published on Thursday.
The overall 5-month budget deficit fell by almost 30 percent to 1.4 billion euros, from 1.99 billion last year, outperforming the target by 2.08 billion.
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