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
Increase of 11 pct in minimum wage to have knock-on effect in economy
As was widely anticipated, during the cabinet meeting yesterday Alexis Tsipras announced that the minimum wage in Greece will increase for the first time in a decade to 650 euros per month, from 586 euros currently, effective from February 1.
This represents a rise of close to 11 percent, surpassing the upper threshold of the committee of wise men that had recommended a rise between 5 and 10 percent. Given that the process of deciding the appropriate level for the minimum wage, i.e. one that...
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