Travel balance down by 76.3 pct in Dec, annual arrivals beat expectations
Central government debt grows to 328.70 billion in Q4
December current account deficit at 1.24 bln on falling services balance
Net job hirings balance negative by 16,542 in January
Primary cash surplus at 2.68 bln in Jan as revenues rise, expenditure falls
Industrial turnover falls by 2.6 pct in December
Budget primary surplus to Oct confirmed at 6.5 bln, 2.9 bln above revised target
Greece’s budget primary surplus was confirmed at 6.5 billion euros in the 10-month period of 2016 from 4.53 billion a year ago, the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget execution bulletin showed on Thursday.
Despite the upward revision, the 10-month primary surplus still stands 2.93 billion above target. The outperformance mostly reflects a higher PIB balance (by 878 million), stronger revenue collection (by 825 million) and underspend (by 726 million).
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