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
Greece announces return to markets with 5-year bond, mostly targeting swap
Travel receipts edge up 1.7 pct in May on higher foreign arrivals
IMF sets out key priorities for Greece, including labour market flexibility
In its staff report for the 2016 article IV consultation on euro area policies released on Friday, the International Monetary Fund highlighted labour market flexibility, strengthening competition and improving business environment as the key reform priorities for Greece.
With regard to the labour market, the IMF recommends that reforms need to be preserved and further expanded. It makes special mention of the minimum wage, which it argues stands at the high end in the eurozone when measured on a GDP per capita basis.
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