Greece’s central government debt slipped by 1.06 billion quarter on quarter in Q1 2014 to 320.42 billion from 321.48 billion in the previous quarter, according to the Finance Ministry debt bulletin published on Wednesday.
Apartment prices in the Greek market fell by 7.5 percent year on year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG). Although at a slightly decelerating trend over the past four quarters, this is the twenty-first successive negative reading since Q1 2009.
After a temporary stall in February, the Turnover Index in Industry resumed a negative trend in March easing by 1.1 percent, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The February reading was revised from a marginal drop of 0.1 percent to a slight growth of 0.3 percent.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a report on May 15 identifying 3.3 billion euros worth of burdensome regulations in 13 sectors weighing on businesses each year.
Greek non-seasonally-adjusted GDP contracted 1.1 percent year on year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014 from -2.3 percent in Q4 2013, according to flash estimates published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Thursday.
Piraeus Bank announced on May 14 its third major corporate development in the last two months, following the successful completion of a 1.75-billion- euro capital increase in late March and a senior unsecured bond issue of 500 million in mid-March.
Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding increased by 1.27 billion in April, showing a monthly rise for the first time since December 2013, according to the Bank of Greece's (BoG) monthly financial statement.
National Bank of Greece (NBG) was the last of the four Greek core banks to complete its share capital increase this month, raising 2.5 billion on May 9.
Greece’s budget execution showed a primary surplus of 1.05 billion euros in the first four months of 2014 from a primary deficit of 306 million in the corresponding period last year, according to the preliminary data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday.
Greek building activity (as measured by the number of building permits) retained on a downward curve for the third straight month in February, retreating by 20.7 percent according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).