Economy

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Cash deficit to October widens to 9.1 billion euros

The central government net balance to October on a cash basis showed the deficit widening by 34 percent to 9.08 billion euros from 6.78 billion last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Unemployment rate remained unchanged at 27.3 pct in August

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August stayed flat at 27.3 percent, following a downward revision by 0.3 percentage points of the previously announced July rate of 27.6 percent, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

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.

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.

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