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November now expected to be written off. Meanwhile, Greek and U.S. experts into the crash near Athens airport are said to be focusing their inquiry on the Boeing 737-300’s compression system.
The Economist Intelligence Unit marginally raised its forecast for growth to 3.8% for 2015, compared with 3.7% in 2004, based on higher inflation levels of 2.3% from an increase in oil prices and their impact on consumer prices. Fiscal performance seems to be improving as both the fiscal deficit and public debt as a percentage of GDP are expected to fall on improved tax collection and an effort to reduce public spending.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat said that the Bostanci (Zodia) crossing will open, having criticised the Greek Cypriot side for delaying the opening for over a year.
The cast of an Arabic television drama starring prominent Egyptian actors were chased by Cyprus police, believing that the guns used in a “mafia hit” scene were real. The crew were later allowed to continue, but only after embarrassing Cyprus’ image throughout the Middle East media.