Budget primary surplus at 3.05 bln in 7-month, above target on underspend
Building activity up by 45.7 pct in May, highest since Dec 2005
Eurosystem funding drops by 3.9 bln in July on big decline in ELA
Unemployment at 21.7 pct in May after revised April figure
CPI up by 1 pct in July for seventh straight rise
Car sales increase by 28.3 pct in July
Budget execution shows surplus of 811 mln at start of 2014
Greece’s budget execution showed a primary surplus of 811 million euros in January almost double compared to the 415 million posted in the corresponding period last year, according to the preliminary data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
The state budget surplus jumped to 595 million from 177 million last year.
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