Rise in foreign arrivals pushes travel receipts up by 14.2 pct in June
Current account surplus at 842.3 million in June, assisted by services balance
Primary cash balance posts deficit of 46 mln at end of July
Industrial turnover up by 8.1 pct in June for eighth consecutive rise
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
Parliament's budget office sees Greek recovery finely poised
In its latest quarterly report published on Monday, the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) argues that the Greek economy could grow by more than expected this year but that a series of concerns, including bank stress tests, unpaid taxes, lack of structural reforms and stagnant exports could yet weigh on the recovery.
The PBO estimates that the economic recovery this year may be stronger than the officially anticipated 0.6 percent, reaching 0.9 to 1 percent thanks largely to tourism. This forecast is also supported by the evolution of consumer confidence and retail s...
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