Building activity increases by 16.4 pct in October
Budget primary surplus at 1.97 bln in 2017 on strong underspend
Net job hirings balance positive by 15,315 in December
CPI rises by 0.7 pct in Dec for first 12-month positive streak after four years of deflation
Unemployment rate at 20.7 pct in October, previous month revised upwards
Car sales rise by 16.1 pct in December, annual increase reaches 20.8 pct
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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