December current account deficit at 1.51 bln and 5.28 bln for 2018
Central government debt increases by 2.91 bln to 358.95 bln in Q4
Industrial turnover falls by 0.9 pct in December for first negative reading of 2018
New overdue taxes rise by 1.25 bln in Dec, total for 2018 at 106.62 bln
Hirings balance negative by 22,333 in January
Budget primary surplus beats Jan target by 706 mln on significant underspend
FinMin sets out how it would alter policy mix to prevent pension cuts
In its efforts to avoid the politically sensitive issue of cutting pensions further, the Finance Ministry presented in the draft budget this week an alternative scenario consisting of a significantly different fiscal policy from the one included in the Medium-Term Fiscal Strategy (MTFS) this summer.
The issue of savings worth 2 percent of GDP for the post-programme period was pivotal for the completion of the second review in June 2017. This helped keep the International Monetary Fund involved, which was a basic requirement for certain core eurozon...
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