Search for Piraeus Bank SA and
    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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. March 28, 2014

      Investors cheer Intesa writedowns in rush to Europe’s periphery

      Investors are rediscovering their appetite for European retail banks as many shun the big “bulge bracket” institutions...

    13. 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...

    14. March 19, 2014

      Banks test market appetite for Greece

      For the chief executive of Greece’s biggest bank by assets, the nadir of the eurozone crisis arrived in autumn 2012...

    15. March 18, 2014

      Robust demand for Piraeus Bank bond offer

      Piraeus Bank has become the first Greek bank to return to capital markets in five years with a €500m benchmark bond, as...

    16. March 18, 2014

      First post-crisis Greek bank bond sale launched

      Greece’s biggest bank has launched its first bond sale in five years, underscoring the turnround in investor appetite...

    17. March 6, 2014

      Greek bank Piraeus set to return to capital markets

      Greece’s biggest bank is poised to return to capital markets in a crucial test of whether the country which brought the...

    18. October 10, 2013

      Hedge funds profit in land of Greek opportunity

      From Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical to ambassador John Negroponte, the great and the good of the Greek diaspora...

    19. September 27, 2013

      Greece’s Piraeus Bank prepares to float unit Geniki

      Greece’s Piraeus Bank is preparing to float subsidiary Geniki within the next six months, repositioning the unit it...

    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 22, 2013

      Greek bank executives face jail over staff firebomb deaths

      An Athens court on Monday convicted three executives of Marfin Popular Bank of manslaughter in the deaths of three...

    22. June 27, 2013

      Greece faces collapse of second key privatisation

      Greece is struggling to avoid the collapse of a second big privatisation, amid pressure from bidders for the state...

    23. June 11, 2013

      Spanish and Italian financial stocks hit by German ECB court case

      Financial stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, particularly in Italy and Spain, as the European Central Bank’s bond buying...

    24. June 1, 2013

      Cyprus seizes billions in assets of former Laiki bosses

      Cyprus has frozen billions of euros of assets held by three former senior executives of Laiki (Popular) Bank,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    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. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. October 19, 2012

      Piraeus Bank buys SocGen Greek arm

      Société Générale has agreed to sell its Greek subsidiary for €1m to Piraeus Bank and provide the lossmaking lender with...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. August 30, 2012

      SocGen in talks to sell Egyptian bank

      Société Générale said it was in talks to sell its majority stake in its Egyptian subsidiary to Qatar National Bank – a...

    36. August 29, 2012

      SocGen in talks to sell Greek subsidiary

      Société Générale is in “advanced talks” to sell its Greek subsidiary, Geniki, to Piraeus Bank as France’s biggest...

    37. August 29, 2012

      French stocks fall as earnings disappoint

      French companies dragged European stocks down after disappointing first-half earnings announcements. Shares in L’Oréal...

    38. August 5, 2012

      Greek bank head sent savings abroad

      A political row has erupted in Athens after the former head of a big Greek state bank admitted to transferring €8m of...

    Search for Piraeus Bank SA and