Bank of Greece

Current account deficit shrinks in March, y-o-y

Greece's current account balance showed a smaller deficit in March compared to the same month last year, on the back of improved trade and primary income account balances that offset a smaller services surplus, the Bank of Greece said on Thursday.
Central bank data showed the deficit at 1.106 billion euros from a deficit of €1.538 billion in March 2019.

'Optimistic' Finance Ministry scenario sees recession at 4.7 pct

The Finance Ministry's estimates about the impact of the coronavirus on the Greek economy this year are at the optimistic end of the range of projections expressed to date and near those of the Bank of Greece, according to the Stability Program Athens submitted to the European Commission last Thursday.