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
Tax revenue overperformance leads budget primary surplus to 4.44 bln in 2016
Greece’s budget primary surplus almost doubled to 4.44 billion euros in 2016 from 2.27 billion in 2015, the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget execution bulletin showed on Tuesday.
The preliminary figures published a week ago had displayed a primary surplus of 4.39 billion, 45 million lower than the final figure.
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