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
C/A surplus of 0.7 pct of GDP in 2013 is Greece's first for decades
Greece posted a current account (C/A) surplus of 1.24 billion euros (0.7 percent of GDP) in 2013 for first time in at least six decades, following a deficit of 4.62 billion in 2012 (2.4 percent of GDP), according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
The C/A deficit in December more than halved to 215 million from 479 million last year owing to a jump in the current transfers surplus by 580 million, mainly reflecting SMP income of 534 million and an increase in the services surplus by 169 million, w...
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