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Greek Economy Grew by 1.9% During Second Quarter of 2019

The Greek economy grew by 1.9 percent during the second quarter of 2019, compared to the corresponding period in 2018, the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Wednesday. The statistics service also announced that Greek GDP rose 0.8 percent in...

Bank of Greece Forecasts 1.9% Growth for 2019 and Lower Primary Surplus

The Bank of Greece published its interim report on Monetary Policy on Monday, where it highlights some interesting projections for the future of Greece’s economy. The central bank estimates that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 1.9...

Greek Economy Grows by a Meager 1.3 Percent in First Quarter of 2019

The Greek economy grew by 1.3 percent in the first quarter of the year, exactly half the rate it had grown during the same three-month period in 2018, when gains came to 2.6 percent. The figures were released by...

OECD Forecasts 2.1 Percent GDP Growth for Greece in 2019

Greece's economic recovery is expected to maintain its momentum, with the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rising by 2.0 percent or slightly more in 2019 and 2020 after an 1.9 percent growth rate in 2018. These latest figures come...

IMF Charges Tsipras' Relief Measures Are Moving in the Wrong Direction

Peter Dolman, the chief of the IMF delegation in Greece, said on Thursday that Greek Premier Tsipras' announced relief measures ''are moving in the wrong direction.'' Speaking at the third International Conference of the Economic Chamber of Greece, Dolman noted...

Bank of Greece Revises Growth Downward for 2019

The Bank of Greece said in a report on Monday that the Greek economy is expected to grow by 1.9 percent this year, which marks a downward revision to its December estimate of 2.3 percent growth. The new number is...

EU Predicts Rosy Outlook for Cyprus Economy This Year

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the island nation of Cyprus is expected to grow by 3.3 percent in 2019, the European Commission said on Thursday. The commission predicted this rosy outlook on the basis of new data which...

EU Positive on Greece's Growth But Encourages Reforms

The European Commission on Thursday revised their forecast for Greek economic growth slightly upward in 2019 and 2020, but warned that the nation's economic recovery depends on needed reforms. According to its interim economic forecast, the Greek economy is set to...

Cyprus Construction Saw Huge Boom During 2016

According to the annual report ''Construction and Housing Statistics, 2016'' released on Thursday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus, construction activity registered an increase of 20.7 percent in 2016 compared to an increase of just 0.2 percent recorded in...

Majority of Greeks Believe Nation is Still in Recession

According to a survey conducted by Nielsen in the third quarter of 2018, 72 percent of Greeks still believe that the country's economy is in recession, despite the official figures showing that the economy has been continuously growing since...