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October revenues reverse earlier shortfall, annual primary surplus in sight

The budget execution to October showed revenues beating monthly targets by 761 million euros for the fourth straight month. Furthermore, the year to date previous revenue shortfall, which peaked to 1.61 billion euros at the end of June, turned to a small surplus of 51 million at the end of October for the first time so far in 2013.

Photo by Harry van Versendaal Greece’s building activity remained in deep red for August

Greek building activity (measured by the number of building permits) dropped by 10.5 percent in August with the respective surface figure easing 21.1 percent, while volume retreated 31.0 percent, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greece's industrial production shows no signs of reversing the negative trend

The Industrial Production Index recorded a drop of 1.8 percent in September showing a decelerating trend following a dip exceeding 7 percent in the preceding two months, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). September performance led nine-month figure down 3.6 percent compared to a 3.8 percent at the end of August.

Photo by Harry van Versendaal Greece goes deeper into deflation territory

The drop in Greece’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) accelerated to 2.0 percent in October compared to a 1.1 percent decline in September, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). On a monthly basis, CPI marginally eased by 0.1 percent, while the average rate of CPI change over the trailing twelve months remains negative at -0.4 percent.

Does new troika visit spell fresh drama for Greece? Maybe not

There has been fresh confusion this week over when the troika will return to Greece to complete its programme review and where the differences between Athens and its lenders lie. Our five questions and answers should help clear up the matter.

Deposits down for fourth month in a row as tax obligations rise

Greek private sector deposits marginally slipped 0.53 percent month on month (mom) in September with balances reaching 161.35 billion euros. Net flow remained in negative territory for the fourth consecutive month with outflows increasing at 719 million in September from 212 million in August.

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