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
Sharper drop for retail sales in July points to lingering recession
Retail sales continued heading south for yet another month with the contraction rate accelerating to 14.2 percent in July from a revised 7.7 percent in June, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). A similar drop (14.0 percent) was also evident in retail volumes.
The picture remains rather mixed in the various sectors with some segments such as furniture, electrical and household equipment, pharmaceutical products and cosmetics and department stores still deep in the red and exhibiting a double digit (18-26 perc...
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