Revised GDP data shows recession for 2016, higher growth in 2014
Budget primary surplus at 4.5 bln in 9-month, below target on lower revenues, higher tax refunds
Eurosystem funding falls by 3.58 bln in September
New overdue tax obligations at 1.07 bln in August, total at 98.23 bln
Building activity falls by 2.4 pct in July
Travel balance posts surplus of 3.15 bln in H1 2017
Stournaras presents debt relief plan with maximum benefits for Greece, minimum cost for lenders
During a speech at the Delphi Economic Forum on Saturday, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras presented the outcome of an exercise conducted by the central bank showing that mild debt relief in the form of smoothing interest payment for EFSF loans coupled with a primary surplus of 2 percent of GDP as of 2021 is consistent with Greece’s debt sustainability.
The second scenario (baseline low surplus) assumes a primary surplus of 3.5 percent of GDP only in the 2018-2020 period, which falls to 2 percent of GDP thereafter.
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