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    1. July 5, 2014

      Credit expansion and loan quality are priorities for Greek banks

      Greece’s economy is stabilising after six years of recession and will need credit expansion to achieve a sustained revival...

    2. 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 thing,...

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      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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    1. April 24, 2014

      Greek bank borrowing costs fall

      A lossmaking Greek bank has borrowed €750m at a cheaper cost than its national government earlier this month as investors...

    2. April 17, 2014

      National Bank of Greece plans bond launch

      Greece’s second-largest bank plans to return to capital markets next week in the wake of a successful bond issue and two...

    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. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2013

      Art and Economics at the Athens Biennale

      This guest post reviewing the current Athens Biennale is from David Adler, a New York-based economic analyst who is also an...

    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. July 26, 2013

      Greek shipowner detained on fraud charges

      Greek shipowner Victor Restis was detained on Friday on criminal charges of embezzlement and money-laundering in a decision...

    8. May 21, 2013

      Capital worries weigh on German banks

      Europe’s equity markets extended their month-long rally as banking stocks lagged behind the broader indices after a report...

    9. May 15, 2013

      Carmakers drive rises on growth signs

      European stocks pushed higher, led by carmakers on signs that governments may take measures to spur growth following...

    10. 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....

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. May 2, 2013

      Banks’ taste for ‘zombie’ companies feeds overcapacity

      Banks are slimming down, but they still have a hand in the cookie jar – literally, in the case of Canadian Imperial Bank of...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. March 4, 2013

      Qatari royals buy private Greek island

      The Qatari royal family is buying a privately owned Greek island for €4.9m in a deal that signals a renewal of interest in...

    17. February 13, 2013

      Greek pension fund wins with bond bet

      The managers of a fund for Greek pension schemes have doubled its assets by following the example of aggressive investors...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    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. 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...

    23. August 30, 2012

      Hellenic Postbank shares suspended

      The Athens stock market watchdog suspended trading in shares of Hellenic Postbank on Thursday after the finance minister...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. July 19, 2012

      Banks file claims against Greek tycoon

      Seven Greek and international banks have filed claims against Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, a struggling Greek oligarch, over...

    27. July 2, 2012

      European banks lead risers on accord optimism

      Banking stocks made the largest gains in Europe on Monday as indices continued to rally on signs EU leaders were taking...

    28. July 2, 2012

      French banks: exit risks

      It’s not just bankers being beheaded these days. Processes and structures are for the chop, too. Marcus Agius, Barclays...

    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 27, 2012

      Change at top of National Bank of Greece

      The chairman and chief executive of National Bank of Greece, the country’s largest commercial lender, were both sacked on...

    31. June 20, 2012

      Greek finance job goes to civil servant

      Antonis Samaras, the Greek centre-right leader, has made a surprise appointment to the post of finance minister, choosing a...

    32. June 18, 2012

      Greece: election sideshow

      It used to be Brussels and its extemporising bailouts that bought the eurozone some time. Now it is Greece’s turn. The...

    33. 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....

    34. June 17, 2012

      Effects of capital controls on Greece

      Controls on the flow of capital between euro area countries have now moved beyond journalistic and academic speculation;...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. May 14, 2012

      Greece

      There must be a horrible moment on every sinking ship when passengers finally realise what is happening. That is what the...

    38. 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...

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