Rise in foreign arrivals pushes travel receipts up by 14.2 pct in June
Current account surplus at 842.3 million in June, assisted by services balance
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
Greece's current account in surplus for the fourth consecutive month
The August current account (C/A) balance showed a surplus for the fourth consecutive month at 1.22 billion euros from 1.63 billion last year, according to Bank of Greece (BoG). The recorded drop year on year (yoy) mainly reflects an increase in the income and current transfers’ deficits by 295 million and 249 million respectively more than offsetting a rise in the services’ surplus by 259 million.
It is reminded that July C/A balance stood on positive grounds recording a surplus of 2.7 billion, also boosted by an inflow of 1.5 billion related to SMP income accruing to the ECB and payable to Greece following a Eurogroup decision in November 2012. ...
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