BoG notes economic progress, urges safeguarding of fiscal credibility
S&P keeps rating at 'B+' and highlights obstacles to competitiveness
Fiscal data points to primary surplus of 4.4 pct in 2018, beating target of 3.5 pct
Dispute over pensions backlog as future burden from retirees highlighted
IAPR annual data shows growing tax pile and pressure on middle-income taxpayers
Central bank points out signs of recovery in business lending
S&P keeps B+ rating and positive outlook, stresses factors for stronger growth
Standard and Poor’s opened the credit rating review cycle of the new year for Greece by affirming its ‘B+’ rating, which it granted in June of last year following the Eurogroup decisions for additional debt relief that essentially marked the successful completion of the country’s third adjustment programme.
The outlook was kept positive. Greece remains four notches away from an investment grade for S&P.
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