euros or 16.5 percent from 2017. Visitors to Greece grew from 8.5 million in January-June 2017 to 10.5 million in the same period this year. Collections from European Union citizens rose 25.1 percent to reach 3.3 million euros.
Turkey’s dollar-denominated government bonds saw a broad-based rally yesterday, after a Turkish court said a US pastor at the heart of a diplomatic spat with Washington could be released from house arrest. The court sentenced Andrew Brunson to three years in jail but said he could return to the US as he had already spent that amount of time in custody ahead of his trial. Turkey’s 2020 dollar bond climbed 0.4 cents while the longer-term 2030-2045 bonds rose between 1.3 and 1.9 cents.