July travel surplus of 2.14 bln affirms comeback for tourism sector
Rise in wages index slows to 2.5 pct in Q2 but hits six successive quarters of growth
Current account turns surplus in July as travel steps up
RRF injection pushes primary balance above target, but regular tax revenues short by 504 mln
Spurred by rising employment, Q2 unemployment drops to 10-year low of 15.8 pct
Unemployment rate down to 14.2 pct in July, lowest since Nov 2010
Report shows Greek tax burden increased in 2015, remaining above OECD average
The latest OECD report on Revenue Statistics published on Wednesday revealed Greece’s tax burden increased further by 1 percentage point (pp) to 36.8 percent of GDP in 2015 and remained above the OECD average of 34.3 percent for the third successive year.
In 2014, Greece’s ratio stood at 35.8 percent of GDP higher than the OECD average figure of 34.2 percent.
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