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
PBO warns of recovery risks, fourth bailout and possible default
In its quarterly report published on Friday, the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) urged for a swift conclusion of the programme review and implementation of the necessary reforms, which could lead to a sustainable economic recovery.
The PBO notes that if the memorandum of understanding is implemented, Greece will be able to get out of the current deadlock. However, it raises a number of concerns about the process.
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