Travel balance down by 29 pct in April as receipts slump
April current account deficit at 1.34 bln as goods deficit grows
Industrial turnover rises by 6.7 pct in April for fourth positive reading
Primary cash surplus at 6.4 bln in year to date, expenditure rises during May
Turnover in services sector shows deteriorations in Q1 2018
Budget primary surplus at 1.54 bln in May on revenue rise, sharp investment underspend
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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