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
Stournaras outlines conditions for strong 2017 growth, calls for debt relief measures soon
Speaking at the congress of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) on Monday, the Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras repeated his belief that the domestic economic will start recovering in the second half of this year.
Stournaras stressed that if Greek debt is deemed unsustainable, then the anticipated market access in 2018 will not be feasible, adding that discussions on debt relief measures “should start now and be concluded as soon as possible.”
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