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    1. January 13, 2016

      Greece rescue fund demands Piraeus banker step down

      Greece’s bank rescue fund has demanded the resignation of Anthimos Thomopoulos, chief executive of Piraeus Bank, the...

    2. December 22, 2015

      Greek banks: Hellenic hopes

      It is a wonder Greece’s banks are still standing. Against the odds, they have survived their latest government-induced...

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      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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    1. December 22, 2015

      NBG offloads Finansbank to QNB at bargain price

      National Bank of Greece’s shareholders have backed the sale of Turkish subsidiary Finansbank even though the price was...

    2. November 18, 2015

      Piraeus Bank and National Bank of Greece struggle to attract orders

      A pecking order has emerged among the four big Greek banks as they all seek to raise fresh capital from shareholders to...

    3. November 11, 2015

      Greek economy on ice as lenders battle capital shortfall

      Piraeus Bank used to be a lifeline for small entrepreneurs such as Evgenia, a 33-year-old Athenian who received a loan...

    4. November 2, 2015

      Greek banks: on a wing and a Piraeus

      Stand by for Recapitalisation 4.0. The European Central Bank’s latest health check of Greek lenders identified a...

    5. October 31, 2015

      Greek parliament approves bank recapitalisation bill

      ATHENS, Oct 31 — Greece’s parliament on Saturday approved legislation outlining the process of recapitalising the...

    6. October 18, 2015

      Banking on Greece is a risky investment

      Greek banks preparing for their fourth recapitalisation in five years are about to discover whether investors are ready...

    7. October 16, 2015

      Greek banks: avalanche risk

      You are standing at the foot of a mountain. The snow-capped peak is some way off. Your task is to gauge the risk of an...

    8. October 8, 2015

      Greek banks anxious as bailout finally nears

      Only a year ago, Greece’s four biggest banks were preparing to finance a long-awaited economic recovery. International...

    9. October 1, 2015

      Greek lender eyes sale of Turkish bank to meet eurozone demands

      National Bank of Greece is reviewing takeover bids for Finansbank that value its prized Turkish subsidiary at about...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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