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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. Greece

      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
    2. Istanbul Business & Finance

      - Banking: Foreign investors remain interested although it has been a tough year - His...
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    1. July 13, 2015

      Greek banks: balancing act

      Talk about survivors. No reality television show could match the harrowing lives of Greek banks as they have been...

    2. July 5, 2015

      Turkey’s banking sector heads for consolidation

      Turkey’s banking sector is heading for consolidation as ING enters exclusive talks to acquire HSBC’s operations in the...

    3. June 30, 2015

      Greek bond prices enter default territory

      Prices for benchmark Greek debt were already pricing in a default — or arrears — as electronic trading of the country’s...

    4. June 27, 2015

      Greeks rush to cash machines after referendum call

      As rain pounded down on the streets of Sparta in south east Greece on Saturday morning, scores of people shivered in...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. April 30, 2015

      Greece struggles to make payments to more than 2m pensioners

      The Greek government was struggling on Thursday to complete payments to more than 2m pensioners after claiming that a...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      April 29, 2015

      Greek pension withdrawal

      Pensioners wait outside the National Bank of Greece to get their monthly pensions on Wednesday. Greece has been trying...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. August 30, 2012

      Hellenic Postbank shares suspended

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

    38. 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...

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