Travel balance falls by 85.1 pct in July
Current account shows deficit of 874.5 mln in July as travel receipts disappoint
Industrial turnover drops by 16.2 pct in July as manufacturing slows
Unemployment edges up to 16.7 pct in Q2 as tourism jobs dry up
Primary cash deficit at 5.78 bln in August
Budget primary shows deficit of 6.61 bln in August
IMF downgrades Greek GDP and unemployment forecasts
The publication of the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) on Tuesday revealed worse estimates for the Greek economy compared to the upbeat set of forecasts included in its previous forecasts, which were released early last October.
The Fund now expects the domestic economy to grow at a slower pace of 2.2 percent in 2017 compared to its initial forecast of 2.8 percent, which stood at high-end of the estimates made last year.
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