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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

      The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. March 24, 2015

      Greek banks: political pawns

      While Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras wrangles over economic reforms and finance with Brussels, spare a thought...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. June 9, 2014

      Greece names Gikas Hardouvelis finance minister

      Greece has named Gikas Hardouvelis, chief economist at a private Athens bank, as finance minister in a government...

    9. May 5, 2014

      Pimco’s eurozone surge points to a fresh game in town

      There are many surprising aspects to last week’s successful capital raising by Greece’s Eurobank. The size, for one...

    10. 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...

    11. January 10, 2014

      Head of Greek bank rescue fund charged with money-laundering

      The head of the fund set up by Greece’s international creditors to rescue the country’s banking system has been charged...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. May 9, 2013

      Central and eastern Europe to outpace west as lenders think local

      The shadows that gathered last year over central and eastern Europe (CEE) have, little by little, started to recede....

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    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. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. June 29, 2012

      Greek lenders eye Emporiki

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

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. May 11, 2012

      Spanish stocks slide as anxiety grows

      Eurozone concerns were brought into sharp focus this week, as investors drove Greek stocks to near 20-year lows and...

    24. April 29, 2012

      Greek bank appeals for fresh equity

      The head of Greece’s biggest bank has made a spirited appeal for fresh equity from private shareholders as the most...

    25. 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 –...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. March 21, 2012

      Delicate balancing act for Greek banks

      Burnt-out bank buildings in Athens are a reminder of violent demonstrations that have marred attempts to save the...

    29. February 28, 2012

      Greece: sharing the pain

      Talk about taking stock – there’s barely much left in Greece after the mad rush for the exits. The Athens General index...

    30. February 17, 2012

      Europe rallies on Greece hopes

      A stronger than expected results season and growing hopes of a deal on retsructuring Greek debt pushed the FTSE...

    31. February 15, 2012

      BNP Paribas leads Europe higher after results

      BNP Paribas was briefly the FTSE Eurofirst 300’s top performing stock after it reported above-consensus results for its...

    32. beyondbrics

      February 15, 2012

      Alpha/Eurobank deal doubts cast shadow over Balkans

      embed1 By Philip Alexander of the Banker When Alpha Bank (ALPHA:ATH) and EFG Eurobank Ergasias (EUROB:ATH), the second...

    33. February 13, 2012

      End of short-selling ban hits French banks

      French banks were hit on Monday after a ban on short-selling French financial stocks expired over the weekend. The news...

    34. February 12, 2012

      Greece passes vote as violence erupts

      Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved a tough austerity package aimed at averting a default, but the vote was overshadowed...

    35. December 8, 2011

      Country by country guide to the stress tests

      GERMANY Germany’s banks were told to find an extra €13.1bn ($17.4bn) compared with €5.2bn in the preliminary tests. Six...

    36. November 6, 2011

      Greek banks in €6.4bn bond switch

      Three of Greece’s biggest banks have issued €6.4bn ($8.8bn) of government-guaranteed bonds likely to be used as...

    37. October 24, 2011

      Greek banks tumble over writedown fears

      Renewed optimism over a resolution to the eurozone debt crisis prompted a confident start to the week for European...

    38. October 12, 2011

      Greek banks rebound on Athens debt plans

      Greek banks bounced back strongly on Wednesday after tumbling earlier in the week, as wider European equities were...

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