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Eurostat: Greek unemployment rate eased to 21.7 pct in April

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Greek unemployment rate eased to 21.7 pct in April from 22 pct in March, Eurostat said in a report released here on Monday.

In the Eurozone, the unemployment rate eased to 9.1 pct in June from 9.2 pct in May -the lowest level since February 2009, while in the EU-28, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.7 pct. In the Eurozone, the unemployment...

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Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday

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Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, on the first trading session of August, leaving behind a negative July in the market. The general index rose 0.68 pct to end at 817.74 points, off the day’s highs of 822.36 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.83 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.94 pct higher. Turnover was a low 5...

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ΙΟΒΕ: Greek economic sentiment index up significantly in July

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Greek economic sentiment index rose significantly in July to 98.2 points, from 94 points in June, to its highest level since February 2015, the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) said on Tuesday.

In its monthly survey, IOBE said the constructions sector recorded the biggest improvement, boosted by public works, while other...

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Greek Purchasing Managers’ Index up to 50.5 points in July

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Business conditions in the Greek manufacturing sector improved in July, with the Purchasing Managers’ Index -PMI- rising to 50.5 points, surpassing the 50-point level signaling its return to growth course for the second time after August 2016, IHS Markit said on Tuesday.

Markit said this rise was the result mainly of a further increase in...

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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Retail sales volume up 0.3 pct in May

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Retail sales volume grew 0.3 pct in May compared with the same month in 2016, but fell 6.0 pct compared with April 2017, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that the volme of retail sales (turnover in fixed prices) grew 0.3 pct in May, while the seasonally-adjusted retail sales volume...

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IELKA: Greek consumers positively assessing supermarkets

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Greek consumers are positively assessing their purchasing experience in large supermarket chains, a survey by IELKA (the Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods) said on Monday.

The survey said that consumers believed that the strongest point of their purchasing experience was supermarkets’ personnel (85 pct for cashiers and 84 pct for other s...

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Greek stocks remained under pressure on Thursday

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Greek stocks remained under pressure pushing the general index of the market below the 820-point level on Thursday. Selling activity focused on bank shares and the shares of PPC. The general index fell 1.39 pct to end at 818.63 points, with the Large Cap index falling 1.27 pct and the Mid Cap index ending 0.54 pct lower. Turnover was a thin 57.981...

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