Budget primary surplus at 3.05 bln in 7-month, above target on underspend
Building activity up by 45.7 pct in May, highest since Dec 2005
Eurosystem funding drops by 3.9 bln in July on big decline in ELA
Unemployment at 21.7 pct in May after revised April figure
CPI up by 1 pct in July for seventh straight rise
Car sales increase by 28.3 pct in July
Cost of Greek corporate loans rises in April, remains well above euro average
After remaining stable for the past five months, the interest rate on households’ new time deposits eased by 10 basis points (bps) to 2.71 percent in April, while the interest on corporate loans rose and remained well above the euro area average, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
This rate had peaked at 5.01 percent in June 2012 and was on the decline thereafter. In particular, it dropped by 30 bps in the second half of 2012 and by a further 190 bps in 2013.
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