Rise in foreign arrivals pushes travel receipts up by 14.2 pct in June
Current account surplus at 842.3 million in June, assisted by services balance
Primary cash balance posts deficit of 46 mln at end of July
Industrial turnover up by 8.1 pct in June for eighth consecutive rise
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
Budget primary surplus falls to 1.1 bln in Q1, slightly above target
The budget primary balance recorded a surplus of 1.07 billion euros in the first quarter (Q1), which was 42.7 percent lower than the figure of 1.86 billion a year ago, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin showed on Tuesday.
The year to date outperformance was trimmed substantially from 1.27 billion euros in the 2-month period to just 75 million in Q1 largely due to lower privatisation revenues since the payment of 1.23 billion for the concession of regional airports was no...
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