Greece completed its fourth market foray of the year by re-opening this week the 10-year bond that was issued on January 28.
The month-on-month rise in Greece's new tax debt came to 249 million euros in April, data from the Independent Authority of Public Revenues (IAPR) has shown.
Greece’s general government (gg) primary cash deficit came to 3.87 billion euros in the first four months of the year, compared with a deficit of 1.76 billion euros in the same period of 2020, according to the Finance Ministry’s (MoF) monthly gg bulletin.
Greece’s trade deficit rose by 70.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) in April compared to an increase of 26.6 percent in March, data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) released on Monday showed.
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) GDP rose by 4.4 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 after an upward revised increase of 3.4 percent in the previous quarter, provisional estimates from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) revealed on Friday.
With many large corporates having now reported their financials for the first quarter (Q1), the results showed them continuing to feel the squeeze to both their top and bottom lines.
The International Monetary Fund completed the latest round of discussions with the Greek authorities, in the context of the Article IV consultations, and the staff remarks were released on Wednesday.
The Greek authorities overcame one more hurdle in the post-programme surveillance process as the European Commission released on Wednesday the tenth report since the final programme was completed in the summer of 2018.
Greece’s manufacturing PMI rose to 58 points in May from 54.4 points in April, signalling that the sector is poised for a strong rebound, according to the latest data from Markit.
Net deposit movements in the Greek banking system continued to grind higher, increasing by 2.96 billion euros in April, compared with inflows of 1.65 billion euros in March, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures revealed.