Greece's current account in surplus for the fourth consecutive month

EconomyMacroeconomy Tags: BoG, BOP

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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