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
Growth in building activity decelerates to 17.6 pct in June after post-lockdown boom
Industrial production rises 7.8 pct in Jul to continue recovery since late 2020
CPI up by 1.9 pct in Aug for highest reading in almost a decade
IMF sees 2020 GDP contraction at 10 pct, budget deficit at 9 pct due to virus impact
The IMF released on Tuesday its latest economic estimates in the context of the World Economic Outlook, which has incorporated the impact of what it calls The Great Lockdown that sees global GDP dropping by 3 pct in 2020, subject to various uncertainties.
The Fund joins the list of organisations and investment houses that see the pandemic having a severe effect on the Greek economy, extracting a double-digit toll on economic activity. The forecast on contraction for this year is at -10 pct.
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