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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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....

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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,...

  38. March 27, 2012

    Sovereign wealth funds buoy banks

    Cash-rich Gulf sovereign wealth funds are seemingly the first port of call for European financial asset sales, proving...

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