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    1. 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...

    2. 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 big...

    1. 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...

    2. 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 of...

    3. 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 keep...

    4. 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 gathered...

    5. 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 their...

    6. 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 feat...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 crisis....

    10. May 12, 2013

      Top hedge funds bet on Greek banks

      Some of the world’s leading hedge funds are pouring money into the Greek banking sector in expectation of huge potential...

    11. May 12, 2013

      Greek banks: bearing gifts?

      Shareholders in Greece’s banks will remember this spring fondly. Shares in the three largest – Piraeus, Alpha and National...

    12. May 1, 2013

      Top Greek banks set for private capital push

      Greece’s three largest banks are preparing to raise a total of €21.7bn of private capital so they can retain management...

    13. April 9, 2013

      Deflation takes hold in Greece

      Deflation is emerging in Greece for the first time in nearly half a century because of a decline in the price of services,...

    14. April 8, 2013

      Merger of two Greek banks suspended

      The merger of National Bank of Greece and Eurobank has been suspended following pressure from international lenders ahead of...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2013

      The OC (of Greek covered bonds)

      Eurobank recently lowered the over-collateralisation (OC) of its second covered bond programme to the bare minimum allowed...

    16. February 3, 2013

      Greek banks lobby to ease bailout terms

      Greece’s banks have begun a frantic lobbying of the bodies behind the country’s bailout, in an effort to ease the conditions...

    17. December 3, 2012

      EADS lifted by talk of new structure

      News that EADS was nearing a deal to restructure its shareholder base sent shares in Europe’s biggest aerospace group...

    18. November 9, 2012

      Crédit Agricole reports loss of €2.85bn

      Crédit Agricole on Friday reported a worse than expected quarterly loss of €2.85bn, reflecting the weighty price paid for...

    19. October 19, 2012

      Piraeus Bank buys SocGen Greek arm

      Société Générale has agreed to sell its Greek subsidiary for €1m to Piraeus Bank and provide the lossmaking lender with...

    20. October 17, 2012

      Crédit Agricole books €2bn loss on Greek sale

      Crédit Agricole, France’s second-largest bank by assets, is to book a €2bn ($2.6bn) net loss after selling Emporiki, its...

    21. October 8, 2012

      Greek banks – three’s a crowd

      And then there were three. A trio of Greek banks is about to change hands, as the troika whittles down Greece’s banking...

    22. October 5, 2012

      Two largest Greek banks in merger move

      National Bank of Greece made a tender offer on Friday for local rival Eurobank, proposing an all-share deal that would value...

    23. October 1, 2012

      Banco Popular hit by refusal to seek aid

      Banco Popular fell sharply as Spain’s sixth-biggest lender refused to take key rescue funds to bolster its capital base. The...

    24. October 1, 2012

      Crédit Agricole to sell Emporiki for €1

      Crédit Agricole is negotiating to sell for €1 its Greek bank, Emporiki – bought in 2006 for €2.2bn – and to inject €550m in...

    25. September 24, 2012

      Crédit Agricole to shore up Greek unit

      Crédit Agricole has agreed to provide an additional €600m in fresh capital to shore up its Greek subsidiary in advance of...

    26. September 21, 2012

      Greece braced for bailout delay

      Greece is bracing for further delay in the disbursement of its next bailout tranche until November, after inconclusive talks...

    27. August 28, 2012

      Crédit Agricole takes Greek unit hit

      Crédit Agricole is stepping up moves to offload its Greek subsidiary and reduce its minority stakes in Italian and Spanish...

    28. August 8, 2012

      Greek banks bid for Crédit Agricole unit

      Crédit Agricole received offers Wednesday evening from three Greek banks for selling its local lossmaking subsidiary...

    29. July 23, 2012

      Troika to assess Athens’ progress

      International lenders were set to arrive in Athens on Tuesday to launch a critical monitoring mission that will judge...

    30. June 29, 2012

      Greek lenders eye Emporiki

      Crédit Agricole has received three expressions of interest in Emporiki Bank from local lenders after putting its lossmaking...

    31. June 18, 2012

      Bank gains lift Athens index

      An early rally across European stock markets on Monday proved short-lived as indices later headed into negative territory....

    32. June 14, 2012

      Investors continue European stock sell-off

      Banking shares propelled Greece’s benchmark index forward to make its biggest one-day gain in over eight months, amid...

    33. June 11, 2012

      Greek utility battles to pay Gazprom for supplies

      Greece’s state gas utility is battling to raise €120m to pay Russia’s Gazprom this month for natural gas supplies as the...

    34. May 28, 2012

      Greek banks receive €18bn transfer

      Greece’s four largest banks received a €18bn transfer on Monday as the first instalment of a recapitalisation plan agreed as...

    35. May 27, 2012

      Newedge to leave Greek stock market

      Newedge, a leading broker, is abandoning the Greek stock market in a sign of mounting concern over the country’s future in...

    36. May 7, 2012

      Banks lead losses for Athens stocks

      European equity markets had largely recovered by close on Monday after some heavy early losses following election results in...

    37. April 22, 2012

      Greek banks: a long, slow turnaround

      Like the Greek trireme with 170 rowers that was to have borne the Olympic torch along the Thames to start the games – until...

    38. April 20, 2012

      Greek lenders unveil steep losses in 2011

      Greek banks suffered huge losses in 2011 from their participation in the biggest sovereign debt restructuring in history,...

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