Sentiment edges up by 1.4 pts in Jan, consumer confidence unchanged
Greece moves step closer to investment grade as Fitch ups rating by one notch to 'BB+'
Rise in import prices slow further to 15.7 pct YoY in Nov
Deposit outflow at 550 mln in Oct, led by a decline in corporates
Re-opening of benchmark bond fetches 200 mln at steep yield of 4.44 pct
In another cautious move, PDMA fetches 975 mln for 5 yrs at variable rate
EU subsidies help push Q1 primary budget surplus to 1.57 bln, well above target
Greece’s budget execution showed a primary surplus of 1.57 billion euros in the first quarter of 2014, three times higher than the 520 million recorded in the corresponding period last year, according to the preliminary data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
The state budget balance for the first three months of the year turned negative, recording a deficit of 423 million from a surplus of 487 million to February. Nevertheless, this year’s budget deficit has narrowed by 69 percent from last year’s 1.35 bill...
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