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
IMF raises forecast for primary surplus but differences with European lenders remain
Following the publication of its macro estimates in the World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund issued on Wednesday its latest fiscal estimates in the Fiscal Monitor, where the numbers for Greece for 2017 and 2018 were updated.
The primary surplus for 2018 is now seen landing at 2.9 percent of GDP, up from 2.2 percent previously, a number closer to the fiscal estimates of the Commission and the Greek authorities as well as the programme target of 3.5 percent of GDP. For the 20...
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