Building activity increases by 16.4 pct in October
Budget primary surplus at 1.97 bln in 2017 on strong underspend
Net job hirings balance positive by 15,315 in December
CPI rises by 0.7 pct in Dec for first 12-month positive streak after four years of deflation
Unemployment rate at 20.7 pct in October, previous month revised upwards
Car sales rise by 16.1 pct in December, annual increase reaches 20.8 pct
Q2 GDP contraction at 0.3 pct, strong Q3 needed to achieve target of annual growth
Greek non-seasonally-adjusted GDP contracted 0.3 percent year on year (YoY) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2014 from -1.1 percent in Q1, according to the provisional data published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) today.
The headline figure is 0.1 percentage points worse than the flash estimate of -0.2 percent released on August 13. The quarterly figures also indicate that the recession reached 0.7 percent in the first half (H1) of the year.
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