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
IMF downgrades Greek GDP and unemployment forecasts
The publication of the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) on Tuesday revealed worse estimates for the Greek economy compared to the upbeat set of forecasts included in its previous forecasts, which were released early last October.
The Fund now expects the domestic economy to grow at a slower pace of 2.2 percent in 2017 compared to its initial forecast of 2.8 percent, which stood at high-end of the estimates made last year.
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