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
Overdue social security contributions rise to 37 bln in Q2
PBO highlights pandemic impact on economy, sees 2020 recession of 8.5 to 9.4 pct
Athens buoyed by conclusion of budget talks but IMF lowers growth forecasts
The government submitted to the European Commission on Tuesday the draft 2020 budget after negotiations over the fiscal gap reportedly concluded successfully but, at the same time, the International Monetary Fund issued an indirect warning that Greece’s growth prospects for the coming years will be weaker than expected.
Reports on Wednesday morning suggested that the effort to reduce next year’s fiscal gap, from around 1 billion euros originally, to zero were fruitful. It appears that the government was forced to adjusting the costing of some of the fiscal measures it ...
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