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
Final budget sees strong growth, fiscal overperformance in 2018
The Finance Ministry tabled in Parliament on Tuesday evening the final version of the 2018 budget, which the government hopes will be the last budget of the memorandum era as the current European Stability Mechanism programme is set to be completed in August next year.
According to the documents handed over to the parliamentary speaker on Tuesday by Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Houliarakis, the government is making a significant concession on the growth front for 2017.
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