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Greek EU-harmonized inflation picks up to 1.1 percent in December

Greece's annual EU-harmonised inflation rate accelerated in December, statistics service ELSTAT data showed on Monday.
The reading was 1.1 percent from 0.5 percent in November. The data also showed that headline consumer price inflation picked up to 0.8 percent from 0.2 percent in the previous month.

Industrial output falls 8.1 pct year-on-year in November

Greek industrial output fell 8.1 percent in November compared to the same month last year, after an upwardly revised 0.1 percent rise in October, data from statistics service ELSTAT showed on Thursday.
Looking at index components, manufacturing production dropped 4.9 percent from the same month in 2018, while electricity production dropped 20.1 percent.

October unemployment drops to 16.6 pct, lowest since April 2011

Greece's jobless rate eased to 16.6 percent in October from a downwardly revised 16.8 percent in the previous month, data from the country's statistics service ELSTAT showed on Thursday.

It was the lowest jobless rate since April 2011.

Seasonally adjusted data showed the number of unemployed at 780,913 people, with those aged up to 24 bearing the brunt of being out of work.

Juneyao Airlines coming to Greece

China's Juneyao Airlines plans to set up branches in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Malaysia and Greece, the company said in a filing on Wednesday, as it ventures to Europe and Southeast Asia in a global expansion drive.
Due to foreign ownership rules, Juneyao will need to find local partners in each of the countries.

UK PM Johnson welcomes Cyprus court ruling to release British teen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the decision by a court in Cyprus to hand a suspended sentence to a British teenager accused of faking a gang rape allegation, allowing the 19-year-old to return home, his spokesman said.

The spokesman also said Britain would work with Cyprus and other countries to ensure that such a case could not happen again. [Reuters]

Egypt condemns Turkey decision to allow troop deployment to Libya

Egypt strongly condemned on Thursday a vote by Turkey's parliament vote to allow a troop deployment to Libya, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Egypt said any such deployment could "negatively affect the stability of the Mediterranean region" and called on the international community to urgently respond to the move. [Reuters]