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
State clears 440 mln in arrears to private sector in July
In its first bulletin on the transfers and payments of general government arrears since the government came to power in January, the Finance Ministry (MoF) has set out how these debts are being paid following the conclusion of the first programmer review.
According to ministry figures for July, 1.67 billion euros was transferred for arrears clearance but only a quarter (440 million) was actually paid to the private sector by the end of the same month.
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