Disposable income rises by 7 pct in Q2 as economy recovers, savings still positive
S&P holds off on new rating upgrade, ECB holds key to investment grade
Some key tasks pending as Greece edges closer to completing post-programme process
PBO highlights exceptional factors supporting recovery, cautions against complacency
Govt grabs opportunity offered by escape clause to entice voters with support package
Recovery in car sales slows to 2.7 pct in August
Greece's 2014 fiscal gap suddenly appears bigger, much bigger
Just one week after the Greek Finance Ministry submitted to Parliament the draft budget for 2014 - which sees a primary surplus of 2.9 billion euros, or 1.6 percent of GDP – European Central Bank executive board member Joerg Asmussen appears to have put the economic plan in some doubt, while testing the limits of Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras’s positivity.
It is widely known from previous reviews that in troika jargon when a mission is stopped until “technical work is completed” it means there is a disconnect between the two sides and a gap in views which needs to be bridged, usually so the final, shared ...
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