July travel surplus of 2.14 bln affirms comeback for tourism sector
Rise in wages index slows to 2.5 pct in Q2 but hits six successive quarters of growth
Current account turns surplus in July as travel steps up
RRF injection pushes primary balance above target, but regular tax revenues short by 504 mln
Spurred by rising employment, Q2 unemployment drops to 10-year low of 15.8 pct
Unemployment rate down to 14.2 pct in July, lowest since Nov 2010
Record revenue shortfall of 2.83 bln in July shrinks primary surplus outperformance
Greece’s budget primary surplus significantly widened to 3.53 billion euros in the 7-month period of 2015 from 1.88 billion in the first half, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin published on Thursday.
This means that the primary surplus in July reached 1.65 billion euros, which is the highest monthly reading in 2015 and is attributed to a jump in revenues above the 5-billion-euro mark for the first time this year.
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