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.
Greece’s trade deficit rose for the third straight month at an accelerating pace of 17.2 percent in April after increasing by 14.7 percent in March, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece’s budget execution showed a primary surplus of 707 million euros in the 5-month period from a primary deficit of 970 million in the corresponding period last year, according to the final data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday.
Greece is a step closer to completing one of the six prior actions for the disbursement of the EU June sub-tranche of 1 billion euros, which relates to the is the legislation for the sale of a 30 percent stake in the Public Power Corporation (PPC) capacity and its client base (small PPC).
Greece's April travel receipts increased sharply by 35.8 percent to 411 million euros from 303 million last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greek pension funds have lost 32 billion euros since the beginning of the crisis and are facing a funding gap of 5.1 billion euros but the collection of social security contributions is improving, according to new figures.