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
Underspend and improving revenues lead to budget primary surplus of 2.67 bln in Q1
Greece’s budget primary surplus in the first quarter of 2016 was confirmed at 2.67 billion euros, which was 940 million higher than last year’s figure of 1.73 billion, according to the Finance Ministry’s final budget bulletin.
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