Budget surplus confirmed at 3.16 billion in August
Strong receipts push travel balance up by 15.9 pct in July
July current account shows surplus of 1.58 bln as tourism drives services surplus
Primary cash surplus up to 16.76 bln in Aug on improved revenues and cash buffer disbursement
Industrial turnover rises by 17.5 pct in August for seventh positive month
Hirings balance in August turns negative by 7,748
Capital controls eased, allowing larger withdrawals and doubling limit on business transfers abroad
Greece’s Finance Ministry (MoF) announced on Thursday that the capital controls introduced in the summer of 2015 will be further relaxed from Monday as part of an effort to fully abolish them not long after the end of the programme.
The conditions for withdrawals and transfers will be amended from June 4, starting with the monthly amount that Greeks will be allowed to withdraw from their bank accounts. This will increase from 2,300 to 5,000 euros. This is applicable per calendar mo...
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