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
Greek primary cash surplus reaches 1.8 bln in H1 2014
The Greek general government (gg) primary cash surplus stood at 1.8 billion euros in the first half of the year from a deficit of 1.86 billion in the corresponding period last year, according to the gg bulletin released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Thursday.
The MoF announcement also indicates that excluding payments of previous years’ arrears to the private sector, the underlying gg primary cash surplus amounted to 2.2 billion euros from 590 million last year.
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