The pace of credit expansion in the Greek private sector continued to slide in August, rising by 0.9 percent year-on-year (YoY), from 1.2 percent in July, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Wednesday showed.
The budget primary balance in August was confirmed at a surplus of 5.6 billion euros, compared to a surplus of 19 million euros in the same month of 2022, according to the final Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution data released on Monday.
Greece’s travel balance recorded a surplus of 3.88 billion euros in July, from 2.73 billion euros in June, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) data released on Thursday.
The output index in agriculture recorded an increase of 28.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) in July, from 30.6 percent in the previous month, ELSTAT data showed last week, underlining the challenge households are facing with respect to food prices.
This year’s positive story around Greek banks is gaining momentum as systemic lenders appear to be leaving behind them the troubled era of the debt crisis and the sector is recording solid profitability hinged on the ECB’s tightening of monetary policy.
Greece’s industrial turnover remained in contraction in July, dropping by 10.2 percent year-on-year (YoY), from a 16.3 percent decrease in June, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Wednesday.
Greece’s current account produced a surplus of 827.5 million euros in July, from a deficit of 638.2 million euros in June, Bank of Greece (BoG) data showed on Wednesday.
The universe of loans managed by Credit Servicing Firms (CSF) has stabilised since Q4 last year and in Q2 2022 it stood at 71.16 billion euros, according to data released by the Bank of Greece (BoG) on Monday.
The budget primary balance came to a surplus of 5.59 billion euros in August, compared to a surplus of 19 million euros in the same period of 2022, according to the preliminary budget execution data released by the Finance Ministry (MoF) on Monday.
Moody’s upped on Friday night Greece’s credit rating by two notches to ‘Ba1’ with a stable outlook, coming on par with the other two leading rating agencies that had Greece one notch below the investment grade.