Travel balance rises by 73.5 pct in Nov, 9.7 pct in aggregate period
December hirings balance positive by 5,970 with annual balance for 2018 up by 141,003 places
November current account deficit at 1.41 bln as import value outstrips exports
Industrial turnover rises by 7 pct in November
Primary cash surplus at 16.19 bln in 2018, 3.18 bln spent on reducing arrears
Building permits rise by 23.8 pct in Oct, up by 10.9 pct in first 10 months
Budget execution starts 2017 with primary balance outperformance on target-beating revenues
The budget primary balance recorded a surplus of 1.02 billion euros in the first month of 2017, broadly similar to that posted a year ago, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin revealed on Tuesday.
This year’s primary surplus outperformed the target by 342 million, largely reflecting higher than expected revenues (by 340 million), while primary expenditure and Public Investment Budget (PIB) balance came in 58 and 41 million lower than target.
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