PBO sees medium-term risks mounting, despite positive near-term outlook
Despite boost from travel, current account deficit hits 9.74 bln in Jul, up 43 pct YoY
Energy pushes industrial turnover growth up by 38.9 pct YoY in Jul, as index records rare monthly drop
Tax overperformance continues in Aug, as budget balance beats target by close to 6 bln
Property prices rise by 9.4 pct in Q2, close to all-time high
Q2 unemployment drops to 12.4 pct, reflecting seasonality in job market
Budget primary surplus reaches 3.6 bln in 7-month, monthly revenues miss target in July
Greece’s budget primary surplus fell by 4.4 percent to 3.55 billion in the 7-month period of 2016 from 3.71 billion last year, the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget execution bulletin displayed on Friday. Preliminary figures were released on August 16.
The headline figure beat target by 2.68 billion mainly reflecting strong underspend as primary expenditure came in 2 billion lower than target coupled with higher revenues (709 million above target).
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