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
Budget primary surplus of 1.1 billion slightly outperforms target by 77 million in Q1
The budget primary surplus was confirmed at 1.07 billion in the first quarter (Q1) down by 42.6 percent from last year’s figure of 1.86 billion, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget execution bulletin.
As we noted in the preliminary figure published on April 18, the year to date outperformance was materially slashed from 1.27 billion in the 2-month period to only 77 million in Q1 mostly due to privatisation revenues of 1.23 billion from the concession...
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