Budget primary surplus to Oct hits 6.5 bln as revenues deliver againEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s budget primary surplus surged 43.4 percent to 6.5 billion euros in the 10-month period of 2016 from 4.53 billion a year ago, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin showed on Monday.
Second review to resume in Athens under severe time pressureEconomyProgramme
The institutions’ mission chiefs are expected to return to Athens early this week to resume discussions with the Greek authorities on the second programme review.
Fiscal Council optimistic on 2016 target, sees next year’s goals as feasibleEconomyMacroeconomy
The Greek Fiscal Council published on Tuesday its first semi-annually report on fiscal and macroeconomic developments, presenting its views on the 2017 draft budget and whether targets will be met this year and next.
Houliarakis provides clearest view so far on Athens's debt relief expectationsEconomyProgramme
Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Houliarakis made the current government’s clearest statement so far on what it expects in terms of debt relief and how it believes this could help the country in the future.
Revenues beat target for second straight month in Oct with 739 mln over-performanceEconomyMacroeconomy
Greek budget revenues beat their target comfortably for the second successive month in October, according to General Secretariat of Public Revenues (GSPR) figures provided by the Finance Ministry (MoF) on Thursday.
General government primary cash surplus substantially widens to 5.3 bln by September, arrears edge down to 6.2 blnEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s general government (gg) primary cash surplus notably widened by 2.89 billion to 5.33 billion in the 9-month period of 2016 from 2.44 billion a year ago, the Finance Ministry (MoF) gg bulletin displayed on Wednesday.
Parliament's budget office sees obstacles to recovery, warns on private debtEconomyMacroeconomy
In its quarterly report published on Monday, the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) notes that the macroeconomic developments in Greece in the third quarter (Q3) sent mixed signals.
Some progress in first round of talks but most second review issues remain unresolvedEconomyProgramme
Following the first round of discussions on the second programme review, which began on October 21 and concluded last Thursday, Finance Ministry sources claimed significant progress was made on most issues.
First round of second review discussions concludes on ThursdayEconomyProgramme
The first round of discussions between the Greek government and the institutions’ mission chiefs on the second programme review lasted one week and concludes on Thursday.
Budget primary surplus to Sept surges to 5.44 bln on solid tax revenuesEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s budget primary surplus surged by more than 77 percent to 5.44 billion euros in the 9-month period of 2016 from 2.27 billion a year ago, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget execution bulletin published on Monday.