Budget surplus beats July target on lower investment spending as tax refunds fall short
Unpaid contributions rise to 33.86 bln as more legacy debtors added
Growth conditions improving but more work needed over longer term, PBO suggests
Building permits up by 4.4 pct in May and 5.3 pct in first five months
Apartment prices increase by 0.8 pct in Q2 for first rise since Q4 2008
CPI up by 0.9 pct in July to mark fourth consecutive rise
Budget primary surplus hits 1.74 bln in 4-month, beating target on strong underspend
The budget primary balance posted a surplus of 1.74 billion euros in the 4-month period of 2017, down by 9 percent from last year’s figure of 1.9 billion, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin revealed on Monday.
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