Budget primary shows deficit of 8.17 bln in May, falling below target
Car sales increase by 57.2 percent in May
Building permits jump by 42.9 pct in March, from year-earlier start to lockdown
Industrial production up by 22.5 percent in April after last year's lockdown
CPI rise by 0.1 pct YoY in May, turning positive on energy base effects
New tax debt at 2.56 bln April, rising by 249 mln month-on-month
Cash deficit widens as Greece pays off state arrears
The central government net balance to September on a cash basis showed the deficit widening to 8.88 billion euros from 6.53 billion last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG). At the same time, the primary cash deficit also expanded to 3.32 billion from 543 million.
It is worth noting that the budget deficit to September narrowed to 2.67 billion euros with the primary surplus at 2.62 billion, according to Ministry of Finance (MoF) preliminary data. The key difference in the reported BoG and MoF figures is primarily...
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