Building activity increases by 16.4 pct in October
Budget primary surplus at 1.97 bln in 2017 on strong underspend
Net job hirings balance positive by 15,315 in December
CPI rises by 0.7 pct in Dec for first 12-month positive streak after four years of deflation
Unemployment rate at 20.7 pct in October, previous month revised upwards
Car sales rise by 16.1 pct in December, annual increase reaches 20.8 pct
Budget primary surplus of 2.5 bln in first half of 2016, revenues rebound in June
Greece’s budget primary surplus widened to 2.48 billion euros in the first half of 2016, up by 31.5 percent from the 1.88 billion recorded in the corresponding period last year, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin displayed on Tuesday.
Following the double digit growth in primary expenditure in June, total expenditure in the first half rose by 2.7 percent to 22.69 billion, 2.47 billion lower than target.
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