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    1. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      UK, European stocks extend gains after BoE stimulus

      UK and European stocks are extending their gains after the Bank of England became the latest to prop up markets with a...

    2. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      S&P upgrades four Greek banks

      Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s upgraded its ratings on four Greek banks after Athens partly relaxed capital controls...

    1. June 23, 2016

      Greek banks: after nemesis, catharsis

      Here is a statement you do not expect to read: Greek bank shares are doing well, relatively. Had you put your money at...

    2. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      European equities rebound led by banks

      European equities started the day with a sharp drop into the red, but have rallied since then, hauling themselves back...

    3. May 17, 2016

      Investor momentum builds for Greek debt and banks

      Positive investor momentum behind Greek bank stocks and bonds is building on higher expectations for a debt relief...

    4. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Another 'buy' rating for a Greek bank

      The bandwagon behind buying Greek bank stocks is gaining momentum. Alpha Bank’s shares have fallen 94 per cent over the...

    5. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Greek banks and KKR launch new vehicle for lending

      The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development is considering investing in a new partnership aimed at smoothing...

    6. April 17, 2016

      Clear-out imminent at Greek bank boards

      More than a third of the board members at Greece’s four largest banks will be replaced within weeks as part of a...

    7. January 12, 2016

      UniCredit to sell Ukraine unit to ABH Holdings

      UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, has announced a binding agreement to take new shares worth 9.9 per cent in...

    8. December 22, 2015

      Greek banks: Hellenic hopes

      It is a wonder Greece’s banks are still standing. Against the odds, they have survived their latest government-induced...

    9. November 18, 2015

      Piraeus Bank and National Bank of Greece struggle to attract orders

      A pecking order has emerged among the four big Greek banks as they all seek to raise fresh capital from shareholders to...

    10. October 18, 2015

      Banking on Greece is a risky investment

      Greek banks preparing for their fourth recapitalisation in five years are about to discover whether investors are ready...

    11. October 16, 2015

      Greek banks: avalanche risk

      You are standing at the foot of a mountain. The snow-capped peak is some way off. Your task is to gauge the risk of an...

    12. October 8, 2015

      Greek banks anxious as bailout finally nears

      Only a year ago, Greece’s four biggest banks were preparing to finance a long-awaited economic recovery. International...

    13. August 4, 2015

      Greek banks take biggest hit despite calmer trading levels

      There were further heavy losses for Greek banking stocks on Tuesday, with shares across the sector once again falling...

    14. The Exchange

      July 27, 2015

      The way to fix Greece is to fix the banks

      Successive bailout strategies for Greece have failed to grasp the nettle of the zombie banks. The banking sector is...

    15. July 22, 2015

      Balkan banks avoid a dose of Greek flu

      This week’s reopening of Greek banks brought relief not just in that country but across a large chunk of south-east...

    16. June 5, 2015

      Tsipras dismisses ‘absurd’ creditors’ offer as Greek markets slide

      Greece’s prime minister on Friday told restive MPs he could not accept the “absurd” and “irrational” bailout proposal...

    17. May 29, 2015

      Greek banks: not in their hands

      Not for the first time, Greek banks are nearing a point of no return. Greece faces a liquidity crunch, depositors still...

    18. February 15, 2015

      Crédit Agricole to appoint Philippe Brassac as chief executive

      Crédit Agricole is set to appoint Philippe Brassac its new chief executive, as France’s largest domestic lender looks...

    19. February 5, 2015

      Greek bankers calm after ECB move despite share price falls

      Greek bankers on Thursday shrugged off the European Central Bank’s decision to reduce their access to cheap liquidity...

    20. February 5, 2015

      Greek banks: deposit rates

      Somebody, somewhere, made some money on Greek bank shares on Thursday. They fell 25 per cent in the morning, but by...

    21. January 29, 2015

      Greek bank crisis leaves time short to strike debt deal

      It had to happen. Almost three months to the day after Europe’s stress tests gave an almost clean bill of health to...

    22. January 28, 2015

      Greek markets hammered as fears grow over new government

      Greek bank shares suffered their worst one day loss on record on Wednesday, as anxiety grew over the new government’s...

    23. January 27, 2015

      Greek bank shares hit as deposits flee

      Greek banks suffered a second day of double digit share price declines as the country’s biggest lenders are set to tap...

    24. January 26, 2015

      Greek banks: diving down

      Sobering news from Greece. The leftwing Syriza party did not, it seems, win the election on a platform of enabling...

    25. January 16, 2015

      Two Greek banks seek emergency funds from ECB

      Two Greek banks have applied for emergency funding from the European Central Bank as a “precautionary measure” against...

    26. October 27, 2014

      Bank stress tests fail to tackle deflation spectre

      It has all the ingredients of a European Banking Authority quiz question: which of the 30 biggest European Union banks...

    27. October 26, 2014

      ECB stress tests: Three out of four Greek banks fail

      Three out of the four participating Greek banks failed to pass the European Central Bank’s Comprehensive Assessment on...

    28. August 13, 2014

      Greek economy on track for return to annual growth

      Greece’s economy shrank by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2013 – the smallest...

    29. April 29, 2014

      Eurobank rights issue returns Greek lender to private hands

      Eurobank has pulled off one of the biggest capital raisings in Greek history, attracting more than €7bn of orders from...

    30. April 12, 2014

      Greece’s National Bank eyes tapping markets with equity offering

      ATHENS, April 12 - Greece’s largest lender, National Bank, is considering tapping international markets with a share...

    31. March 28, 2014

      Investors cheer Intesa writedowns in rush to Europe’s periphery

      Investors are rediscovering their appetite for European retail banks as many shun the big “bulge bracket” institutions...

    32. March 25, 2014

      Greek banks: Canaries, coal mines

      Just because the canary is still chirping does not mean the coal miners are safe. New investors in Greek banks must...

    33. October 10, 2013

      Hedge funds profit in land of Greek opportunity

      From Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical to ambassador John Negroponte, the great and the good of the Greek diaspora...

    34. October 9, 2013

      Greek banks: a warm welcome

      “Come in, sit down and put your feet up. I’ll get the coffee.” Investors have been welcoming Greek banks back into...

    35. September 1, 2013

      Greek banks: still standing

      They might be wounded but at least they are still walking. Amid the destruction of the financial crisis, it is quite a...

    36. June 11, 2013

      Spanish and Italian financial stocks hit by German ECB court case

      Financial stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, particularly in Italy and Spain, as the European Central Bank’s bond buying...

    37. May 19, 2013

      US hedge fund Monarch to open office in London

      Monarch Capital, the prominent US distressed debt hedge fund, is opening a new office in London in a sign of growing...

    38. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2013

      Finland's got a secret... no longer

      Abuse of official secrecy. It’s been one of the more corrosive but — by definition — shadier aspects of the eurozone...

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