Revision confirms second year of total fiscal surplus at 0.8 pct of GDP
Moody's explains cautious approach to Greek credit rating upgrade
PDMA readies bond schedule for 2019, with eye on prepayment of IMF loans
Retail turnover in June grows strongly led by fuel and supermarket sales
Economic sentiment remains stable as retail confidence materially improves
Employment balance year-to-date posts record despite more departures in July
Crumbling Greek pension system threatens big fiscal gap, budget derailment
Social security funds (SSFs) are the weakest link among the main general government (gg) entities, showing a significant deterioration in their fiscal performance in the course of 2015 and creating a looming challenge for the coalition.
Based on the latest gg bulletin for July, SSFs posted a cash primary deficit of 458 million euros in the 7-month period from a surplus of 359 million in the corresponding period last year, which means there was a fiscal deterioration by 817 million year...
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