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
IMF expects difficult year for public finances, PBO highlights impact on labour force
The IMF released on Wednesday its Fiscal Monitor report, which compounded the grim picture for Greece on the budget front, after the forecast for a 10 pct in the World Economic Outlook that was published on Tuesday.
The Fund sees Greece running a fiscal deficit of 9 pct of GDP this year, followed by a deficit of 7.9 pct of GDP in 2021. After five years of successive primary surpluses, the balance will turn negative this year and next: -5.1 pct of GDP in 2020 and -4...
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