Primary cash surplus at 6.4 bln in year to date, expenditure rises during May
Turnover in services sector shows deteriorations in Q1 2018
Budget primary surplus at 1.54 bln in May on revenue rise, sharp investment underspend
Unemployment rate stable at 21.2 pct in Q1
Wages index rises by 2 pct in Q1 and 4.9 pct YoY
Fall in apartment prices decelerates to 0.2 pct in Q1 for slowest contraction on record
Bank of Greece decision bolsters Greek lenders’ capital ratios
In an unexpected move, the Bank of Greece (BoG) repealed a previous cap on the deferred tax asset (DTA) recognition in Greek banks’ Core Tier 1 (CT1) calculation, resulting in a positive impact on their capital ratios effective in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The banks’ index jumped 2.4 percent on Friday in the aftermath news of the decision with Greek bank stock gains at 12.9 percent since the beginning of the year.
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