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
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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