Unemployment rate climbs back above 10 pct in Jan
PMI records further gains in Feb, sector confidence almost at two-year high
Producer prices drop for 11 months straight, down 6.6 pct in Jan
Retail sales recorded 3.7 pct rise in 2023, but volume dropped by 3.3 pct
Building activity slows in Nov as permits contract by 1.2 pct YoY
Sentiment falls sharply in Feb, consumer confidence continues to slide
Budget primary balance up to Feb beats target by 1.09 bln on back of underspend
The budget primary balance for the first two months of 2022 came to a surplus of 847 million euros, compared to a deficit of 1.5 billion euros in the same period last year, according to the preliminary Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution data released on Tuesday.
The primary balance is well ahead of the target by 1.09 billion euros as a deficit of 239 million was anticipated at this point of the year. Expenditure, excluding interest payments and the public investment budget, came to 6.67 billion euros. Net reven...
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