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
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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