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    1. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      S&P upgrades four Greek banks

      Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s upgraded its ratings on four Greek banks after Athens partly relaxed capital controls...

    2. July 25, 2016

      Italian lessons in the perils of choosing power over profit

      When I worked in Milan in the 1990s, an executive from investment bank Mediobanca would periodically take me for lunch...

    1. July 20, 2016

      Governance drive pushes Michalis Sallas to quit Piraeus Bank

      A European drive to improve corporate governance in Greece’s banking system has claimed the head of Michalis Sallas,...

    2. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Chairman of Piraeus bank quits after 25 years

      Michalis Sallas, the long-serving chairman of Piraeus bank, has quit after more than a quarter of a century at the helm...

    3. June 23, 2016

      Greek banks: after nemesis, catharsis

      Here is a statement you do not expect to read: Greek bank shares are doing well, relatively. Had you put your money at...

    4. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Greek bonds and bank stocks slide amid waiver delay

      Greek bank stocks and government bonds have slipped after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the ECB had...

    5. May 9, 2016

      Greece’s biggest bank chief faults Tsipras for sluggish reforms

      The chairman of Greece’s biggest bank has taken aim at the leftwing government of Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister,...

    6. April 17, 2016

      Clear-out imminent at Greek bank boards

      More than a third of the board members at Greece’s four largest banks will be replaced within weeks as part of a...

    7. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: between a rock and an ECB place

      Markets lacked mojo in early trading on Wednesday, as investors are caught between poor Chinese trade data and the ECB...

    8. March 8, 2016

      Greece’s Piraeus and Attica banks probed over recapitalisation

      Two of Greece’s biggest lenders are being probed by the eurozone’s banking watchdog in connection with last year’s...

    9. January 29, 2016

      Piraeus Bank names new directors in wake of CEO’s sacking

      Greece’s largest lender, Piraeus Bank, has named three representatives of foreign shareholders to its board for the...

    10. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Piraeus Bank appoints interim CEO

      Piraeus Bank has appointed Stavros Lekkakos as interim chief executive while it looks for a full time replacement for...

    11. January 15, 2016

      Piraeus Bank chief quits under pressure from Athens

      Anthimos Thomopoulos, the chief executive of Greece’s Piraeus Bank, resigned on Friday, yielding to pressure from state...

    12. January 14, 2016

      US hedge fund cries foul over Greek bank

      One of the biggest US investors in Greek banks has cried foul over reports that the authorities in Athens have tried to...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. November 25, 2015

      Piraeus capital raising to earn advisers up to €80m

      Banks and advisers stand to earn up to €80m from the capital raising of Greece’s most stricken bank Piraeus — even...

    16. 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...

    17. November 17, 2015

      Greek bank shares swing sharply

      Volatile trading hit Greek bank stocks on Tuesday after the country’s government reached a new agreement with its...

    18. 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...

    19. November 8, 2015

      Anthimos Thomopoulos, Piraeus Bank CEO: A race to raise €5bn

      Anthimos Thomopoulos, chief executive of Piraeus Bank, knew the situation was dire when he received a call from...

    20. 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...

    21. October 31, 2015

      ECB says Greece’s banks need more than €14bn in fresh capital

      The European Central Bank has said Greece’s troubled banks need more than €14bn in fresh capital to survive. The...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. FT Alphaville

      August 17, 2015

      How does that bail-in instrument work again?

      Following the results of the Asset Quality Review and Stress Tests before the end of the year, the bail in instrument...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. June 25, 2015

      Greek markets volatile as talks deadline looms

      Greek stocks and government bonds are pricing in hopes that a resolution between Athens and its creditors can be...

    30. June 12, 2015

      Greece defies creditors’ demands for decisions on reform

      Athens insisted on Friday that it was still negotiating with its creditors to unlock €7.2bn in desperately needed...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. May 21, 2015

      Piraeus Bank sells Egyptian operation to Kuwait’s Al Ahli Bank

      The crisis-hit Greek banking sector received a rare piece of good news on Thursday as Piraeus Bank announced the...

    34. February 5, 2015

      Greek bankers calm after ECB move despite share price falls

      Greek bankers on Thursday shrugged off the European Central Bank’s decision to reduce their access to cheap liquidity...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. January 12, 2015

      Syriza turns Greek oligarchs from taboo subject to economic priority

      They are Greece’s best-known tycoons, admired and loathed in equal measure for their vast wealth and deep political...

    38. 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...

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