Greece braces for recession, hopes to bounce back from summer onwards
BoG sees broad economic impact from Covid-19, wiping out 2020 growth prospects
Govt extends 800-euro bonus, heralds loan payment holiday for individuals as well as firms
ECB makes Greece eligible for up to 12 bln in bond purchases amid market frenzy
Government readies up to 2 bln in assistance for shuttered firms and employees
More than a quarter of a million firms affected by enforced closures due to Covid-19
Employment balance year-to-date posts record despite more departures in July
The employment balance turned negative in July, with departures outpacing hirings by 8,610 data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system revealed on Wednesday.
July’s figure reversed the trend of five months of positive employment balance in the Greek job market, with May showing a record high of 108,725. It is also the first negative balance for July since 2015.
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