-- The government's "point man" in the all-important and increasingly urgent privatisation sector on Friday outlined developments in his portfolio and presented the prospects on the course of privatisations.

-- Greece’s turnover index in the car and motorcycle maintenance and repair market fell 31.2 pct in the second quarter of 2011, after a decline of 35.7 pct recorded in the same period last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority announced on Friday.

-- Industrial production fell 2.8 pct in July, with manufacturing production falling by 2.3 pct, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

-- Proton Bank on Friday announced losses totaling 29.96 million euros in the first half of 2011, after net profits of 1.01 million euros in the same period last year.