Primary cash balance posts deficit of 46 mln at end of July
Industrial turnover up by 8.1 pct in June for eighth consecutive rise
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
BoG cautions on impact of tax rises, updates on rising NPEs
In its monetary policy report released on Wednesday, the Bank of Greece (BoG) says that it expects the completion of the first programme review will restore confidence, boost liquidity and improve the investment environment in the second half of the year, while a marginal recession of 0.3 percent is foreseen for 2016.
On debt, the report stresses that sensible debt relief measures may include, extension of maturities, smoothing of interest payments over time, restoration of SMP and ANFA transfers and swap of IMF loans with European Stability (ESM) loans.
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