IMF raises forecast for primary surplus but differences with European lenders remain

EconomyMacroeconomy Tags: Debt, IMF

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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