ECONOMY

Greek current account surplus rises in September, tourism revenue up

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Greece's current account surplus rose in September compared to the same month a year earlier, the Bank of Greece said on Monday.

The data showed the surplus reaching 1.008 billion euros ($1.07 billion) from 904.1 million euros in September 2015.

Tourism revenues rose marginally to 2.23 billion euros from 2.18 billion in the same month a year earlier.

In 2015 as a whole, Greece posted a current account deficit of 7.5 million euros, helped by higher tourism revenues – its biggest foreign currency earner.

[Reuters]