I realize this is actually something from a couple of sentences earlier, but is there no way to distinguish between "economy" and "finances"? A country might, for instance, have a booming economy, but if its tax receipts are low and its public spending is high, it will have terrible finances.
Yes, in Greek you would say: Η χώρα έχει ακμάζουσα οικονομία=booming economy, αλλά απαίσια οικονομικά=terrible finances.
So, there is no difference, or economy is the noun οικονομία and finances is the adjective οικονομικά?
Exaclty, economy is οικονομία and finances is οικονομικά which is a special noun that has only plural forms. Οικονομικά=economically, financially is also the adverb form of the adjective οικονομικός but don't confuse them two.