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
General govt primary cash surplus expands to 3.3 bln at end-June, arrears rise to 7.2 bln
Greece’s general government (gg) primary cash surplus expanded considerably to 3.33 billion euros in the first half of 2016 from just 245 million in the corresponding period last year, the Finance Ministry (MoF) gg bulletin showed on Thursday.
In absolute terms, the state budget and the extrabudgetary funds’ primary cash surpluses amounted to 2.22 and 1.31 billion respectively, both remaining steadily the key positive contributors to the overall positive gg balance. Local governments’ balance...
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