Building activity increases by 16.4 pct in October
Budget primary surplus at 1.97 bln in 2017 on strong underspend
Net job hirings balance positive by 15,315 in December
CPI rises by 0.7 pct in Dec for first 12-month positive streak after four years of deflation
Unemployment rate at 20.7 pct in October, previous month revised upwards
Car sales rise by 16.1 pct in December, annual increase reaches 20.8 pct
Greek retail sales tumbled another 6.4 pct in September
Retail sales headed south for yet another month with the contraction rate decelerating to 6.4 percent in September from 8.9 percent in August, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). A broadly similar trend and drop of 5.4 percent was also evident in retail volumes.
The decline in 2013 continues unabated following an average annual drop of 11.0 and 7.2 percent in 2012 and 2011 respectively, with the nosedive jumping to 29 percent compared to September 2008. Retail sales evolution since the beginning of the Greek cr...
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