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
General government primary cash surplus substantially widens to 5.3 bln by September, arrears edge down to 6.2 bln
Greece’s general government (gg) primary cash surplus notably widened by 2.89 billion to 5.33 billion in the 9-month period of 2016 from 2.44 billion a year ago, the Finance Ministry (MoF) gg bulletin displayed on Wednesday.
The substantial improvement is mostly attributed to a remarkable expansion of the extrabudgetary funds’ surplus by 1.8 billion to 2.5 billion, while social security funds (SSFs) balance turned to a surplus of 923 million from deficit of 225 million last...
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