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All key budget items outperformed targets in November

MoF final data (on a modified cash basis) on Greek budget execution (released on December 24) depicted a softer performance in November compared to that of the previous month, yet all key budget items continued to outperform targets. Advertisements

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Budget balance continued to outperform targets in November

MoF preliminary data (on a modified cash basis) on Greek budget execution (released on December 10) depicted a softer performance in November compared to that of the previous month, yet all core budget items continued to outperform targets.

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Greek GDP contraction at 6.9% y-o-y in Q3’12

Latest Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data show that non-seasonally-adjusted Q3’12 GDP shrank 6.9% y-o-y, 0.3pp better than the initial figure of 7.2% released on November 14. According to ELSTAT, the difference is due to September monthly data for imports and … Continue reading

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Further improvement of general government balance in October

Latest MoF data show that general government cash deficit narrowed by 53.4% y-o-y to €9,383m in 10M’12 from €20,114m last year, with primary balance recording a surplus of €2,312m from deficit of €4,244m in 10M’11.

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Key highlights of BoG interim report on Monetary Policy

BoG released on December 3 its interim report on Monetary Policy. We summarize below the key highlights: The latest developments in Greece and the EU send out positive signals. Greece is mobilising both at home and abroad to make up … Continue reading

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Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding slightly eased in October

Latest BoG data depict that Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding slightly eased in October with a c€23bn shift from ECB to ELA funding. In particular, ECB funding dropped by €23.7bn or 78.5% m-o-m to €6.5bn in October, while BoG liquidity provided … Continue reading

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Greek credit contraction slightly accelerated in October

According to latest BoG data, credit contraction in the Greek market slightly accelerated to 4.8% y-o-y in October from 4.5% in September, with balances reaching €230.7bn corresponding to 117.4% of GDP.

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Greek budget balance continued to outperform targets in October

MoF final data (on a modified cash basis) on Greek budget execution confirmed preliminary figures (released on November 12) depicting a significantly improved performance in October compared to that of September with budget and primary balance recording a surplus for … Continue reading

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Greek central government debt remained flat q-o-q at €303.5bn in Q3’12

According to the latest debt bulletin released by MoF today, central government debt (excl. debt guaranteed by the central government) stood at €303.51bnat the end of Q3’12 unchanged from the previous quarter’s figure of €303.53bn.

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Greek C/A deficit substantially dropped in 9M’12

According to latest BoG data, C/A balance showed a surplus in September – for third month in a row – at €775m from deficit of €1,069m last year, reflecting a decrease in trade deficit by €700m or 34.1% to €1,351m, … Continue reading

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Greek GDP contracted 7.2% y-o-y in Q3’12

According to flash estimates, released by Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), recession accelerated in Q3’12 with non-seasonally-adjusted GDP (at constant prices) contracting 7.2% y-o-y in Q3’12 from 6.3% y-o-y in Q2’12.

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Greek budget revenues rebounded in October; Budget balance continued to surprise on the upside

MoF preliminary data (on a modified cash basis) on Greek budget execution (released on November 12) depicted a significantly improved performance in October compared to that of September with monthly budget and primary balance recording a surplus for second time … Continue reading

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EC autumn forecasts on Greek economy

According to EC autumn forecasts released today, Greek GDP contraction is expected to extend into 2013 to 4.2% from 6.0% in 2012. EC latest estimates are worse than its previous (spring) projections for 2012, when GDP was expected to slip … Continue reading

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Slight improvement of Greece’s general government balance in September – Strong performance in 9M’12

Latest MoF data show that general government deficit, according to cash data, eased by 48.3% y-o-y to €9,689m in 9M’12 from €18,744m last year, with primary balance recording a surplus of €1,249m from deficit of €4,146m in 9M’11.

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Key highlights of Greece’s 2013 budget and 2013-16 MTFS

MoF unveiled yesterday the 2013 budget and the 2013-16 Medium-Term Fiscal Strategy (MTFS). The key difference of MoF current forecasts compared to those included in the draft budget tabled to parliament on October 1 involves a deeper recession in 2013 … Continue reading

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Greek credit contraction slightly decelerated in September

Latest BoG data show that credit contraction in the Greek market slightly decelerated to 4.5% y-o-y in September from 4.8% y-o-y in August, with balances reaching €231.8bn corresponding to 114.3% of GDP.

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September revenues resumed a negative trend, yet budget balance outperformed targets

As he had previously noted, MoF had revised FY’12 – and accordingly monthly – budget targets in the September preliminary budget execution bulletin (released on October 11), incorporating its latest forecasts included in the 2013 draft budget tabled to parliament … Continue reading

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Revision of historical general government deficit and debt data

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) and Eurostat announced today the revised general government (gg) deficit and gross debt figures for 2008-11. It is reminded that statistical services’ previous data (first estimates for 2011) were released last April.

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Revenues resumed a negative trend in September; Budget balance still outperforms revised targets

In the September budget execution bulletin, MoF revised FY’12 – and accordingly monthly – budget targets incorporating its latest forecasts included in the 2013 draft budget tabled to parliament on October 1.

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IMF latest forecasts and statement on Greek economy

In its latest edition of World Economic Outlook and Fiscal Monitor, IMF sees Greek GDP contracting 6.0% in 2012 and 4.0% in 2013, while unemployment rate is expected to substantially rise from 17.3% in 2011 to 23.8% in 2012 and … Continue reading

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