Budget primary surplus confirmed at 2.29 bln in April on improved tax collections, lower PIB spending
Travel surplus rises by 48.2 pct in March as receipts increase
Industrial turnover up by 3.4 pct in March, positive for third month
March current account deficit at 955.8 mln on improvement in goods balance
Central government debt grows to 343.74 bln in Q1
Primary cash surplus at 7.45 bln in April on revenue growth, lower expenditure
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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