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
Greek banks less reliant on Eurosystem funding in September
Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding, the combined liquidity they have received from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Greece (BoG) Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) mechanism, dropped by another 1.4 billion euros in September, according to the BoG’s monthly financial statement. Monthly movement reflects a drop in ELA funding by 2.7 billion euros at 8.96 billion and a rise in ECB funding by 1.4 billion at 63.82 billion.
The outstanding balance stood at 72.78 billion euros at the end of September from 74.14 billion at the end of August reaching its lowest level since March 2010. Note that September was the fifth straight month recording a drop in Central Bank funding, w...
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