The Greek Industrial Production Index (IPI) had a small rebound of 0.5 percent in December following a downwards revised 5.4 percent decline in November, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The Wall Street Journal and El Pais published over the weekend a revealing record of the minutes from the International Monetary Fund’s board meeting in May 2010, which sealed the organizations participation in the first Greek bailout.
Greece’s Manufacturing PMI improved by 1.6 points for the third consecutive month in January reaching 51.2 points from 49.6 in December, according to Markit.
Retail sales turnover stayed flat year on year (yoy) in November following a 2.1 percent drop recorded in October, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The headline figure posted a non-negative yoy reading for the first time since June 2010.
Greek private sector deposits increased 1.4 percent month on month (mom) for the second straight month in December with balances reaching 163.25 billion euros, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greek household disposable income fell by 2.6 billion euros or 8 percent year on year (yoy) in the third quarter of 2013 and reached 30.4 billion, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece's November current account (C/A) balance showed the deficit marginally shrinking to 744 million euros from 753 million last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greece’s trade deficit narrowed 2.4 percent to 1.54 billion euros in November, while the respective 11-month figure fell 12 percent to 17.86 billion, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece’s 2013 budget execution showed a primary surplus of 603 million euros from a deficit of 3.46 billion the previous year, according to the final data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
The recapitalisation of Greek banks carried out in June 2013 put an end (at that time) to a long period of uncertainty regarding the bolstering of their capital base and ability to raise fresh money from private investors.