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Greece and troika agree 2013 primary surplus will be just 500 mln - here's why

Just as the Finance Ministry in Athens announced on Wednesday a final budget execution to August that blew away primary surplus targets by a margin of 5.36 billion, which is the equivalent of 2.9 percent of Greece's expected GDP, reports suggested that Yannis Stournaras agreed with the troika that the full year primary surplus would be in the region of 400 to 500 million, which is no more than 0.27 percent of GDP.

Marginal deposits outflow of 212 million euros in August

Greek private sector deposits marginally eased 0.11 percent month on month (mom) in August with balances reaching 162.21 billion euros. Net flow remained slightly negative for the third consecutive month with outflows at 212 million in August from 161 million in July.

Greek C/A deficit to July narrowed to just 156 mln with boost from tourism

The July current account (C/A) balance showed a surplus of 2.73 billion euros from 510 million euros last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG). The significant increase mainly reflects a jump in the current transfers’ surplus to 1.86 billion, from just 100 million last year, owing to an inflow of 1.5 billion related to SMP income.

Greek unemployment rose to new high of 27.9 pct in June

Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment showed an increase of 0.3 percentage points (pp) month on month (mom) and 3.3pp year on year (yoy) to 27.9 percent in June, which is a new historic high, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) monthly labour force survey.

Industry turnover and new orders’ indices rebounded in July

The Turnover Index in Industry increased 3.6 percent year on year (yoy) in July, while New Orders Index in Industry also improved by a modest 0.8 percent yoy over the same period, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). It is the first month since October 2012 that both indices have rebounded concurrently.

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