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
General government primary cash surplus widens to 2.5 bln by May, arrears resume upward trend
Greece’s general government (gg) primary cash surplus substantially widened by almost 5.5 times to 2.53 billion euros in the 5-month period of 2016 from 463 million a year ago, the Finance Ministry (MoF) gg bulletin displayed on Thursday.
The notable improvement largely reflects a remarkable increase in the cash surplus of the extrabudgetary funds by 1.65 billion euros followed by an increase in the state budget (+480 million), while the primary cash balance of the social security funds ...
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