Output and new orders drop to lowest since Mar 2021, forcing PMI down by 2.7 pts
Deposit rise of 1.3 bln in May led by corporates as household savings drop
Economic sentiment drops by 3.7 pts in June as all components deteriorate
Jan-May primary budget deficit contained at 1.49 bln on back of property tax, VAT intakes
Seasonal jobs account for 7 in 10 hirings as balance nears 100,000 in May
As restrictions drop away, Apr travel balance beats even pre-Covid levels
Incorporating impact of Ukraine war, EC revises growth forecast down to 3.5 pct
In its spring forecasts, published on Monday, the European Commission incorporated the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on the growth outlook for the eurozone, with the Greek growth rate for this year now revised down to 3.5 pct, from the 4.9 pct included in the winter forecast published in February.
Although the inflationary pressures will weigh on real disposable income for households, the full recovery of tourism will offset this impact, leading to more subdued but solid growth in 2022.
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