Following a drop by 10 basis points (bps) in April, the interest rate on households’ new time deposits fell further by 18 bps 2.53 percent in May, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
After tapping markets in April for the first time in four years, Greece is considering another bond transaction, which could take place as early as next week, according to reports.
The government’s plans to sell stakes in Greece’s water companies have now been completely shelved after the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) decided to freeze the privatisation of the state-run firm in Thessaloniki in the wake of a court ruling blocking the sale of the one in Athens.
Greece’s Manufacturing PMI fell by 1.6 points to 49.4 in June from 51.0 in May, according to Markit. This was the lowest reading since November with the headline figure falling back below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction.
The year on year (YoY) credit contraction in the Greek market further decelerated to 3.5 percent in May from 3.7 percent in April, with balances easing to 214.35 billion euros, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
The turnover of Greece’s retail trade index rose 3.9 percent year on year (YoY) in April from a revised -3.8 percent recorded in March, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).
Greek private sector deposits rose 0.4 percent month on month (MoM) in May, with balances reaching 162.1 billion euros, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
The seasonally adjusted Wages Index rose 0.6 percent year on year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014, while it dropped 2.3 percent quarter on quarter (QoQ) over Q4 2013, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece’s economic sentiment improved by another 4.6 points in June to reach 103.7, May, according to the European Commission (EC).
Greece’s unpaid taxes rose by 873 million in May at a slightly accelerating pace compared to the 763 million recorded in April, according to data provided by the General Secretariat of Information Systems.