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
Budget primary surplus of 2.68 bln in first quarter, but March trims outperformance
Greece’s budget primary surplus climbed to 2.68 billion in the first quarter of 2016 from 1.73 billion last year, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin showed on Friday.
However, the monthly balance shows a primary deficit of 359 million from surplus of 494 million in March 2015. In the previous two months of this year, the budget execution had displayed a primary surplus of 1.19 billion in January and 1.85 billion in F...
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