Industrial turnover positive for nine months with increase of 14.3 pct in September
Hirings balance negative by 120,087 in October on seasonal movements
Primary cash surplus at 19.54 bln in October on monthly and aggregate expenditure falls
Budget primary surplus at 6.46 bln in October on improved revenues and primary underspend
Eurosystem funding rises to 13.2 bln in October, banknotes up for third month
Building permits increase by 13.3 pct in August
Building activity posts first rise in 20 months but overall picture grim
Greek building activity (as measured by the number of building permits) rose by 4.1 percent year-on-year (yoy) in October for the first time since February 2012, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The respective surface area number recorded a modest 1 percent increase, while volume also rose 5.7 percent.
The aggregate figures, which strip out the monthly volatility, show that building activity is persistently deep in the red. In particular, the 12-month trailing average indicates that building permits have slumped 36.9 percent. Building activity to Octo...
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