Draft budget sees growth picking up in 2024, strong revenues driving primary surplus to 2.1 pct of GDP
Unemployment rate remains lodged near 11 pct after no change in Aug
Weak demand and adverse weather reflected in Sep PMI, barely in expansion territory
Monthly rise of 3 pct for producer price index in Aug prompts cost concerns
Retail sales grow by 3.1 pct in Jul, as food sales continue to contract
Consumer confidence takes 10-point dive in September
High unemployment, falling wages damaged sustainability of largest Greek pension fund
Employees insured with IKA, the largest main social security fund in Greece, lost more than 10 billion euros in annual wages over the last 5 years, according to the Federation of IKA employees (POSE-IKA).
At the same time, their annual social security contributions have dropped by almost 5 billion euros over this period, reducing IKA revenues accordingly.
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