Budget primary balance confirmed at 495 mln in January
Retail turnover edged up by 0.2 pct in Dec, annual increase at 1.3 pct
Credit contraction unchanged at 0.6 pct in Jan, balance at 153.43 bln
Deposits drop by 2.16 bln in January
Economic sentiment at 113.2 in Feb, strong improvement in services and retail
Primary cash surplus at 132 mln in January
Increased revenues push Greek budget primary surplus up to 2.28 bln at end of July
Greece’s budget primary surplus widened to 2.28 billion euros in the 7-month period from 707 million posted in the first half of the year, according to the final budget execution bulletin released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
Thursday’s data confirms preliminary figures published on August 13 and means that the primary surplus target was beaten by 1.48 billion euros.
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