Industrial turnover rises by 7.7 pct in February
Feb current account deficit at 990.4 mln as services balance improves
Hirings balance positive by 43,737 in March
Primary cash balance at deficit of 34 mln in March
Eurosystem funding falls by 625 mln in Mar, banknotes in circulation rise by 12 mln
Travel balance rises by 9.2 pct to surplus of 13.90 bln in 2018
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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