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
October C/A deficit drops to 351 mln, down 39.1 pct over year
Greece's October current account (C/A) balance showed the deficit shrinking to 351 million euros from 577 million last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
The 39.1 percent year on year (yoy) drop mainly reflects an increase in the services surplus by 167 million euros, owing to higher net travel receipts, and an improvement in the balance of current transfers by 84 million.
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