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    Greece’s National Bank eyes tapping markets with equity offering

    ATHENS, April 12 - Greece’s largest lender, National Bank, is considering tapping international markets with a share...

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  1. April 10, 2014

    Ebullience tinged by anxiety as Greece returns to markets

    Maria Adamopoulou waves a half-smoked cigarette towards a police tape blocking access to the central Athens department store...

  2. April 10, 2014

    Greece’s long road to recovery

    Greece has made a faster return to the international bond market than many thought possible. Four years ago, self-appointed...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    April 10, 2014

    Athens car bomb

    Yannis Kolesidis/EPA Police bomb-disposal experts gather evidence at the site of an explosion in the centre of Athens, on...

  4. The World

    April 9, 2014

    Pros and cons of investors' new found love for Europe

    The news that Greece is returning to the markets as an issuer of sovereign-debt is symbolic of the resurgence of interest...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2014

    Strife in Athens

    Aris Messinis/AFP A demonstrator stands as he participates in a 24-hour general strike in Athens. Greek unions held a...

  6. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2014

    That new Greek bond -- the terms

    Coupon not fixed yet. But note a) that they’ve hired lots of banks to sell this and b) the law… Issuer: The Hellenic...

  7. April 2, 2014

    Greece in bond issue talks as yields tumble

    The Greek government is speaking to at least two foreign investment banks about an earlier than expected return to capital...

  8. April 1, 2014

    Eurozone signs off on delayed €8.3bn bailout for Greece

    Eurozone finance ministers have signed off on €8.3bn in long-delayed bailout aid for Greece, ending a six-month stand-off...

  9. March 31, 2014

    Grande Bretagne roof garden, Athens

    Where: Hotel Grande Bretagne, Syntagma Square, AthensWiFi: yesPlug sockets: yesEspresso: €4.50Open: breakfast 6-11am;...

  10. March 27, 2014

    Greece set to approve China-backed privatisation bid

    Greece’s privatisation agency is expected to accept a €915m Chinese-backed bid to develop the coastal site of the former...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    March 26, 2014

    Eye on the road

    Dimitri Messinis/AP A motorcyclist passes the work ‘Access Control’ by Greek street artist iNO, on central Pireos Street in...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    March 20, 2014

    Civil Service protest in Greece

    Thannasis Stavrakis/AP A protester stands in front of riot police securing the private office of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek...

  13. March 7, 2014

    The joy of archaeolatreia

    When I was a child visiting relatives in Greece, there was a bus I always particularly wanted to catch into the centre of...

  14. 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...

  15. February 27, 2014

    Greek yields dip below ‘unsustainable’ level

    Greek long-term borrowing costs briefly fell below 7 per cent on Thursday – a significant level that highlights the recovery...

  16. February 26, 2014

    Three former Barclays employees in court over Libor scandal

    Three former employees of Barclays faced criminal charges in court on Wednesday as a result of the UK Serious Fraud Office’s...

  17. FT Alphaville

    February 25, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Solid gains on Wall Street improved global sentiment and helped push Asian equities up to their best level in a...

  18. February 24, 2014

    ‘Manpool’: time to kiss and make up

    Is there a greater historical rivalry than that between Liverpool and Manchester? I ask because Jim O’Neill, the former...

  19. February 21, 2014

    How a derelict Athens district was turned into a vibrant arts hub

    Ruins have always been a source of artistic inspiration and the Greek capital is replete with evocative examples, both...

  20. February 21, 2014

    Greece property: land of the gods going for a song

    A stylish villa on a resort island became the status symbol of choice for many Greeks during the country’s credit-fuelled...

  21. February 14, 2014

    Hopes rise for Greek return to growth

    Greece’s economy shrank by less than expected in 2013, raising hopes of a return to positive growth this year after the...

  22. February 14, 2014

    Athens crackdown shows no hospitality for illegal migrants

    From their makeshift shop outside an Athens metro station – a bedsheet strewn with fake Prada handbags and Louis Vuitton...

  23. February 7, 2014

    Greece: Golden Dawn plans for election race as leaders face jail

    Sitting in a cramped office decorated in Greece’s blue-and-white national colours, Ilias Kasidiaris talks about his plans to...

  24. February 2, 2014

    Greek fascists protest in Athens

    Hundreds of supporters of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party gathered in central Athens on Saturday evening to mark the...

  25. January 29, 2014

    Greece’s weary taxpayers are exhausted, report warns

    Greece’s parliamentary budget office has warned that the country’s taxpayers are exhausted after four straight years of tax...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 27, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Binyamin Appelbaum interviews both an advocate and an opponent of tighter monetary policy. - Bob...

  27. January 24, 2014

    Greece criticised over sinking of migrant boat

    A Greek prosecutor has begun investigating the sinking of a boat carrying Afghan and Syrian migrants while it was being...

  28. January 21, 2014

    U-turn expected on Greece’s salary cuts for security services

    Greece’s highest legal body is expected to demand a reversal of salary cuts for the country’s security services imposed as...

  29. January 12, 2014

    Three more Greek neo-Nazis jailed over alleged criminal activities

    Three more lawmakers from Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party were jailed at the weekend to await trial on charges of...

  30. January 8, 2014

    Eurozone risks trying on mood of confidence

    Until very recently it would have been seen as a smug if not rather overconfident prediction. Standing in the epicentre of...

  31. January 8, 2014

    Greece dismisses fears over EU presidency

    Evangelos Venizelos, Greece’s deputy prime minister, insisted his country will be able to manage its six-month stint in the...

  32. December 30, 2013

    Athens and Berlin condemn gun attack on German ambassador’s home

    Greek and German leaders have vowed they will not allow Monday’s gun attack on the German ambassador’s residence in Athens...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    December 20, 2013

    Farmers from Crete protest in Athens

    Aris Messin/AFP Farmers from Crete, the southern Greek island, clash with riot police in Athens over a new property tax that...

  34. December 15, 2013

    Vodafone hit by €250m lawsuit in Greece

    Vodafone has been served with a €250m lawsuit for allegedly breaching its contracts and causing harm to a Greek retail...

  35. December 11, 2013

    The growing pains of European cities

    From Nîmes to Naples, from Aachen to Athens, Europe’s modern cities are proud protectors of an extraordinary cultural and...

  36. December 8, 2013

    Greece shows new assertive attitude to troika demands

    For a year and a half, Antonis Samaras has kept Greece’s bailout programme broadly on track despite his coalition...

  37. December 8, 2013

    Greece passes 2014 budget in tight vote

    The Greek parliament approved its 2014 budget by a slim majority on Sunday but international bailout inspectors postponed a...

  38. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2013

    Dear Dromeus Capital investor...

    One-year total return of the Athens stock index, to the end of October 2013: +50% One-year return of the Bloomberg Greece...

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