Industrial turnover rises by 11.4 pct in May, staying positive for fifth consecutive month
June primary cash surplus at 6.49 bln as revenue increase offsets higher expenditure
Travel balance records 127 mln surplus in Q1, much improved on last year
Budget primary surplus at 617 mln in June as expenditure continues to fall below target
Building permits up by 1 pct in April and 5.2 pct in first four months of the year
Unemployment rate edges up to 20.2 pct in April as number of employed dips
Despite payment of some arrears, total reached 4.6 bln at end of 2013
The Greek general government (gg) cash deficit narrowed by 48 percent to 7.05 billion in 2013 with the gg cash primary surplus dropping by 36.4 percent to 450 million from 707 million in 2012, according to the bulletin released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday.
The disclosed gg data is on a cash basis, incorporating settlement of previous years’ state arrears and refunds of 6.16 billion, which distorts the gg fiscal balance for this year. Furthermore, it includes SMP income of 2.03 billion euros that is not in...
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