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
Record revenue shortfall of 2.83 bln in July shrinks primary surplus outperformance
Greece’s budget primary surplus significantly widened to 3.53 billion euros in the 7-month period of 2015 from 1.88 billion in the first half, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin published on Thursday.
This means that the primary surplus in July reached 1.65 billion euros, which is the highest monthly reading in 2015 and is attributed to a jump in revenues above the 5-billion-euro mark for the first time this year.
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