Budget surplus confirmed at 3.16 billion in August
Strong receipts push travel balance up by 15.9 pct in July
July current account shows surplus of 1.58 bln as tourism drives services surplus
Primary cash surplus up to 16.76 bln in Aug on improved revenues and cash buffer disbursement
Industrial turnover rises by 17.5 pct in August for seventh positive month
Hirings balance in August turns negative by 7,748
Turnover in tourism sector sees second successive rise in Q4 with 4.3 pct increase
The Turnover Index in Accommodation and Food Services increased at an accelerating pace of 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016, after an upward revised growth rate of 2.9 percent in Q3, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed on Thursday.
Bank of Greece (BoG) figures showed travel receipts dropped by 6.4 percent to 13.22 billion euros in 2016 fully reflecting a decline in the average expenditure per trip by 11.3 percent to 514 euros, while foreign arrivals increased by 5.1 percent to 24....
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