The seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped to 26.4 percent in July from a downward revised 26.7 percent in June, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).
Following a slowdown in the previous two months, the rate of growth in the number of road motor vehicles (going into circulation for the first time) accelerated to 44.3 percent in September, more than double from the August reading, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Deflation in Greece resumed an upward trend in September with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) easing by 0.8 percent from 0.3 percent in August, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The turnover of Greece’s retail trade index increased for the second straight month by 1.5 percent in July, following a marginal increase of 0.4 percent in June, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).
The Greek Finance Ministry (MoF) submitted the 2015 draft budget on Monday, with the headline figures confirming earlier reports regarding next year's surplus and other fiscal targets.
The Greek general government (gg) primary cash surplus more than doubled year on year (YoY) reaching 2.45 billion euros in the 8-month period of 2014 from 1.17 billion last year, according the gg bulletin released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Friday.
The interest rate on households’ new time deposits dropped by a further 15 basis points (bps) to 2.13 percent in August, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greece’s Manufacturing PMI dropped 1.7 points to 48.4 in September from 50.1 in August, according to Markit.
The troika begins its latest review of the Greek program on Tuesday, just six days before the 2015 draft budget is due to be submitted to Parliament. The focus is on what fiscal targets the government will have and what tax breaks it will be able to offer.
Greece’s economic sentiment (ESI) decreased for the third successive month at an accelerating pace, falling to 99.3 in September from 102 in August, according to the European Commission (EC).