Industrial turnover rises by 11.4 pct in May, staying positive for fifth consecutive month
June primary cash surplus at 6.49 bln as revenue increase offsets higher expenditure
Travel balance records 127 mln surplus in Q1, much improved on last year
Budget primary surplus at 617 mln in June as expenditure continues to fall below target
Building permits up by 1 pct in April and 5.2 pct in first four months of the year
Unemployment rate edges up to 20.2 pct in April as number of employed dips
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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