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
Unemployment rate stable at 21.2 pct in Q1
Wages index rises by 2 pct in Q1 and 4.9 pct YoY
Fall in apartment prices decelerates to 0.2 pct in Q1 for slowest contraction on record
Parliament's budget office warns government to move quickly
In its latest quarterly report published on Friday, the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) urged the new Greek government to move fast in order to reverse the negative climate created by snap elections and the failure of the previous administration to reach an agreement with the troika.
The PBO underlines that despite the 2014 primary surplus, the new government starts from a worse position than had been expected last year. Commenting on the funding needs in the coming months, the report notes that it appears impossible for Greece to c...
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