Industrial turnover rises by 11.4 pct in May, staying positive for fifth consecutive month
June primary cash surplus at 6.49 bln as revenue increase offsets higher expenditure
Travel balance records 127 mln surplus in Q1, much improved on last year
Budget primary surplus at 617 mln in June as expenditure continues to fall below target
Building permits up by 1 pct in April and 5.2 pct in first four months of the year
Unemployment rate edges up to 20.2 pct in April as number of employed dips
Stournaras outlines conditions for strong 2017 growth, calls for debt relief measures soon
Speaking at the congress of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) on Monday, the Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras repeated his belief that the domestic economic will start recovering in the second half of this year.
Stournaras stressed that if Greek debt is deemed unsustainable, then the anticipated market access in 2018 will not be feasible, adding that discussions on debt relief measures “should start now and be concluded as soon as possible.”
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