The Greek finance minister has said his country’s economy is heading “slowly towards recovery” after it saw growth in the second quarter of the year.
Yannis Stournaras said available evidence suggested Greece will see quarter-on-quarter growth for the first time since its economic crisis began.
But he stopped short of saying Greece was out of its six-year recession.
Mr Stournaras said that, overall, he expected the Greek economy to shrink by up to 3.8% this year.
That is more optimistic than the 4.2% contraction forecast by Greece’s international lenders, and a significant improvement on 2012, when the economy shrank by 6.4%.
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