November current account deficit at 1.41 bln as import value outstrips exports
Industrial turnover rises by 7 pct in November
Primary cash surplus at 16.19 bln in 2018, 3.18 bln spent on reducing arrears
Building permits rise by 23.8 pct in Oct, up by 10.9 pct in first 10 months
Budget primary surplus at 3.16 bln in December, missing target for full year by 443 mln
CPI up by 0.6 pct in Dec, matching annual average increase for 2018
Arrears payments of 915 mln in Aug bring total to 1.4 bln over two months
The government accelerated its efforts to clear arrears in August, when the figure more than doubled to 915 million euros from 440 million in July, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) bulletin published on Friday.
This means Greece has cleared a total of 1.36 billion euros of arrears in the 2-month period, while transfers for arrears clearance have reached 1.85 billion, of which 1.67 billion was transferred in July.
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