Economic sentiment recovers 3.4 pts in Sept, buoyed by rise in services
Building permits turn positive in June, but rise for H1 settles at just 1.3 pct YoY
Despite strong annual growth, flow of loans to enterprises in Aug at lowest since Jan
Deposits growth slows to 89 mln in Aug as corporations record back-to-back drops
Budget primary balance to Aug beats target by almost 6 bln as VAT, income and property taxes drive revenue outperformance
Tourism jobs tumble in Aug, ending 6-month run of positive hirings balance
Budget primary surplus to Sept surges to 5.44 bln on solid tax revenues
Greece’s budget primary surplus surged by more than 77 percent to 5.44 billion euros in the 9-month period of 2016 from 2.27 billion a year ago, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget execution bulletin published on Monday.
The headline figure is marginally lower than the 5.45 billion euros in the preliminary bulletin published on October 14.
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