The German Parliament (Bundestag) is expected to approve on Thursday the extension of the Greek bailout programme by two months, according to press reports.
The Bank of Greece (BoG) expects GDP to expand by 0.7 percent in 2014 and further by 2.5 percent in 2015, according to the 2014 Interim Monetary Policy report.
Following a meeting with the Prime Minister Antonis Samaras yesterday, the Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis outlined to reporters the timeline for the completion of the current long-lasting troika review.
The seasonally adjusted Wages Index rebounded 2.1 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2014 after falling by 0.8 percent in Q2, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece’s central government primary cash balance showed a surplus of 2.61 billion euros in the 11-month period from deficit of 4 billion in the same period last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
The evolution of the turnover indices for the services sector showed a further worsening in the third quarter (Q3) of 2014 with 12 out of the 14 service activities recording a drop, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Early presidential elections accelerate the risk of early parliamentary elections, which is a credit negative, according to Moody’s latest comment on Greece. Higher risk stems from the high electoral threshold and the coalition government’s presently slim majority in parliament, the ratings agency said.
Greece’s budget execution showed the primary surplus widening by 879 million euros to 3.53 billion in the 11-month period from 2.65 billion in the 10-month, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin.
Following a modest drop of 1 percent on Wednesday, the Greek stock market plunged 7.35 percent today amid elevated investor concerns related to developments on the domestic political front.
Τhe number of building permits issued in Greece continued to drop in September, albeit at the slower pace of -11.2 percent compared to -19.9 percent in August, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).