December current account deficit at 1.51 bln and 5.28 bln for 2018
Central government debt increases by 2.91 bln to 358.95 bln in Q4
Industrial turnover falls by 0.9 pct in December for first negative reading of 2018
New overdue taxes rise by 1.25 bln in Dec, total for 2018 at 106.62 bln
Hirings balance negative by 22,333 in January
Budget primary surplus beats Jan target by 706 mln on significant underspend
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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