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
Eurosystem funding drops by 3.9 bln in July on big decline in ELA
PBO report highlights short-term recessionary impact and tax-centric austerity of 2017 draft budget
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) published an interim report on Wednesday evening commenting on the 2017 draft budget tabled by the Finance Ministry on October 4.
In PBO view, the key political and economic priorities involve improvement in the tax collection mechanism and tackling shadow economy in the context of the existing tax framework.
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