Building activity increases by 16.4 pct in October
Budget primary surplus at 1.97 bln in 2017 on strong underspend
Net job hirings balance positive by 15,315 in December
CPI rises by 0.7 pct in Dec for first 12-month positive streak after four years of deflation
Unemployment rate at 20.7 pct in October, previous month revised upwards
Car sales rise by 16.1 pct in December, annual increase reaches 20.8 pct
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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