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Greek consumers price index slows to 0.5% in Jan, despite increases in food

Greece’s annual EU-harmonised inflation rate slowed in January, statistics authority ELSTAT announced on Thursday. Inflation was at 0.5% in January 2019, despite the fact that prices in food and non-alcoholic beverages recorded an increase of 1.9% The data showed the headline consumer price index also decelerated to 0.4 percent year-on-year …

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Inflation in Greece rises to 1.8% in October from 1.1% in September

Annual inflation rate in Greece accelerated to 1.8 percent in October from 1.1 percent a month earlier, Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Friday. The data showed that consumer price index rose to 1.8 percent year-on-year. In September the rate was 1.1 percent. The evolution of the Consumer Price Index …

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Annual inflation in Greece hits 1.0 percent in June

Price hikes in food, fuel, services and other essential goods drove the annual inflation rate in Greece to 1.0 percent in June 2018, from 0.8 percent in May, the Greek Statistics Authority and the Eurostat that uses the ELSTAT data said. According to ELSTAT statement, inflation rate rose 1% between …

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Greek consumer price inflation at +0.4% in February

Greece’s annual EU-harmonised inflation rate accelerated in February, statistics service ELSTAT data showed on Friday. The reading in February was 0.4 percent from 0.2 percent in January. The data also showed the headline consumer price index also picked up to 0.1 percent year-on-year from -0.2 percent in the previous month. …

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Greece’s inflation eases in December, says ELSTAT

Greece’s consumer price inflation eased in December after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Friday. Consumer prices climbed 0.7 percent year-over-year in December, slower than the 1.1 percent increase in November. The measure has been rising since January. Transport costs grew 4.9 percent annually …

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Greece’s annual inflation rose 1.1% in November

Greece’s annual inflation rate rose to 1.1 pct in November this year, from 0.7 pct in October and -0.9 pct in November 2016, the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT said over the weekend. The statistics service, in a monthly report, attributed this development to an increase in the prices of tobacco, …

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“Growth is here,” says minister as Greeks face new income cuts

“Growth in 2017 is a fact, not wishful thinking,” Economy and Development minister Dimitris Papadimitriou said on Wednesday. The year 2017 will be time for real growth in Greece the minister said and assured that there are no new measures to burden the people “from now until 2018”, while in …

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ECB Draghi keeps key interest rates at historic ultra-low level

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi keeps interest rates at historic low.The low interest rate cause a blow to million of deposits of ordinary people who trust their live savings to the banks. In a statement issued on Thursday, the ECB said: At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the …

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Only Greece worse off than Britain, say UK’s unions

Only Greece has suffered more from austerity that Britain, trade unions charged yesterday as rising inflation and stagnant wages threaten another sharp fall in living standards. Inflation at 2.3 per cent is higher than wage growth of 2.2 per cent — meaning that people’s pay is worth less in real …

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Inflation: Greek consumer prices rise 1.7% in March due to hikes in food, fuel, transport

Greece’s inflation rate rose to 1.7 percent in March, Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Monday. The rise is due to the mass price increases in food, alcoholic drinks, tobacco, telecommunications, heating oil and transport due to special fee in fuel. In February inflation rose to 1.3% and in January …

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Special consumption fees bring back Inflation

Special consumption fees imposed on fuel, coffee, tobacco products and telecommunications beginning of the year skyrocketed consumer prices and led to the inevitable: inflation. According to Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT inflation reached 1.5% in January from 0.3% in December. ‘This is almost a five-year high and above market expectations that …

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Deflation shows up in Greece: Inflation at -0.2% in March 2013

Greece’s consumer inflation dropped. According to Greek Statistics authority ELSTAT, it eased to an annual -0.2 percent pace in March from 0.1 percent in the previous month. Herewith , it reached the lowest level after 46 years, since May 1968 when inflation hit -3 percent. Inflation eased in March 2013 …

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Greece: Unemployment at 17.5% – 20K New Jobless Every Month

I should have started this post with a sentence like “Shocking data” or “Dramatic increase” but I don’t. I am neither shocked nor surprised about the new unemployment rate. Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT issued the new data for September 2011. Unemployment is at 17.5% which translates into 857,656 people without a …

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Greek Consumer Price Index Increase By 3.3% In June

As if Greeks don’t pay enough on extra taxes and other contributions to save the Greek economy and pay the interest rates to the country’s lenders, Greek Statistics Authority confirms that what everybody here knows: That prices of consumer goods and services purchased by households have increased; parallel to a decrease of …

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Sudden Winter Outbreak in Greek Labor Market!

I have been complaining the whole day about the heat-wave in Athens. A heat that went even higher as Greece bet Nigeria in Mundial 2010. But now, as we head towards evening, temperature drops. Not much, but enough to let me sit on a comfort chair and enjoy my plants and flowers on …

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