Greece’s central government primary cash balance turned to a surplus of 2.32 billion in the 8-month period from deficit of 3.21 billion last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG). This implies a fiscal consolidation of 5.53 billion year on year.
After a short-lived rise of 1.2 percent in May, the number of building permits issued in Greece fell by 10.7 percent in June, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding slipped by just 53 million euros in August - the slowest pace of decline in 2014, according to the Bank of Greece's (BoG) monthly financial statement.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate further slipped to 27 percent in June following a downward revised 27.1 percent recorded in May, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).
The decline in the Greek Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed down for the third successive month to -0.3 percent in August from -0.7 percent in July, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The rate of drop in the Greek Industrial Production Index (IPI) slowed to 2.1 percent in July after a revised 5.4 percent decline in June, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The rate of increase in the number of road motor vehicles going into circulation for the first time slowed for the second consecutive month to 20.8 percent in August from 25.9 percent in July, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The Turnover Index in Accommodation and Food Services rose by 6.7 percent in the second quarter (Q2) after a 44.9 percent increase recorded in Q1, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The Greek general government (gg) primary cash surplus widened by 82.7 percent year on year (YoY) to 3.24 billion in the 7-month period of 2014 from 1.77 billion last year, according the gg bulletin released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) today.
The interest rate on households’ new time deposits fell by another 11 basis points (bps) to 2.28 percent in July, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).