Travel balance rises by 73.5 pct in Nov, 9.7 pct in aggregate period
December hirings balance positive by 5,970 with annual balance for 2018 up by 141,003 places
November current account deficit at 1.41 bln as import value outstrips exports
Industrial turnover rises by 7 pct in November
Primary cash surplus at 16.19 bln in 2018, 3.18 bln spent on reducing arrears
Building permits rise by 23.8 pct in Oct, up by 10.9 pct in first 10 months
Budget primary surplus of 1.19 bln in Jan markedly better than target
Greece’s budget primary surplus rose to 1.19 billion euros in January from 443 million last year, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin displayed on Monday.
The marked improvement primarily reflects a sharp increase in the Public Investment Budget (PIB) surplus to 430 million (from just 52 million last year), coupled with a rise in revenues (before tax refunds) and lower primary expenditure.
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