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      Samaras in last-ditch bid to avert snap election amid bribe claims

      Antonis Samaras, Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, has offered last-minute concessions to persuade opposition lawmakers...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Independent Greeks leader says ‘we want elections’

      There was a time when Panos Kammenos would have been a natural ally for Antonis Samaras, the country’s centre-right prime...

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    1. December 15, 2014

      EU chief risks backlash by praising Greek government ahead of vote

      The EU’s top economic official weighed into Greece’s political maelstrom on Monday, lauding the economic reforms of the...

    2. December 12, 2014

      The coming Grexit tragedy is really a European farce

      Europe, as in the sovereign and systemic risk playground, is becoming interesting again for US speculators. Thanks to...

    3. December 12, 2014

      War of words escalates as Samaras strains to keep Syriza at bay

      Greek lawmakers face a tense weekend as they decide whether to rally behind the premier’s presidential candidate or risk...

    4. December 12, 2014

      Modernisation remains the big challenge for Greece

      Whatever was on the minds of investors who dumped Greek stocks and bonds this week, reigniting fears about the eurozone’s...

    5. December 11, 2014

      Greek stocks and bonds in sharp sell-off

      Greek stocks and bonds suffered another sharp sell-off on Thursday amid mounting fears about the country’s future within the...

    6. December 10, 2014

      Athens seen as less of a threat to eurozone

      The announcement of a snap presidential election in Greece prompted the biggest one-day fall in the Athens stock exchange...

    7. December 9, 2014

      A high-risk gamble on the future of Greece

      Five years after Greece’s confession of fiscal delinquency plunged the eurozone into an existential crisis, a combination of...

    8. December 9, 2014

      Greek stocks: Socratic questions

      Glaucon: And now let us consider the Athens bourse, which fell over a tenth on Tuesday. Traders are right to fear Syriza...

    9. December 9, 2014

      Q&A: What is behind Greece’s snap presidential election?

      Why did Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras call a snap presidential election? The government wants to put an end to weeks...

    10. December 9, 2014

      Snap election in Greece reignites fears for eurozone

      Greece’s political woes re-erupted as a threat to global financial stability on Tuesday, triggering the biggest drop on the...

    11. December 8, 2014

      Greek premier calls snap presidential election

      Prime minister Antonis Samaras has called a snap presidential election in a high-stakes bid to retain power despite his...

    12. December 5, 2014

      Greek hopes of waving goodbye to bailout appear to be dashed

      For Greece, this was supposed to be the end. After more than four years and two separate rescues totalling €245bn, Prime...

    13. November 26, 2014

      Greek bond yields act as eurozone ‘fear gauge’

      Greek government bonds – which frequently flag trouble ahead in Europe – are twitching again. Yields on 10-year Greek debt,...

    14. November 3, 2014

      EU leaders weigh plan for Greek exit from bailout

      Eurozone leaders are weighing a plan to allow Greece to exit its four-year-old bailout at the end of the year by converting...

    15. October 16, 2014

      Market turmoil casts further doubt over Europe revival

      Turmoil across global financial markets and a spike in Greek borrowing costs on Thursday reignited fears about Europe’s...

    16. October 16, 2014

      Greek PM’s pledge to exit bailout backfires

      Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, Antonis Samaras, used a bold gambit last week to win a confidence vote and preserve a...

    17. October 16, 2014

      Greek sell-off revives eurozone fears

      Greek stocks are falling by magnitudes last seen in the depths of the eurozone crisis, yet European investors are struggling...

    18. October 16, 2014

      Greek bond yields soar towards 9%

      Greece’s long-term borrowing costs breached 8 per cent on Thursday – the highest since mid December – as investors fretted...

    19. October 14, 2014

      Greece bond yields jump back above 7%

      Greek long-term borrowing costs jumped above 7 per cent for the first time in months amid concerns about political...

    20. October 11, 2014

      Greece coalition survives confidence vote

      Greece’s fractious governing coalition has survived a confidence vote ahead of critical talks with international creditors...

    21. September 29, 2014

      Greece to miss deadline for reporting historic deficit stats

      Greece will miss Tuesday’s European Commission deadline for reporting revised budget deficit figures for the past two...

    22. September 6, 2014

      Greece announces cuts to crisis taxes

      Greece has announced sweeping tax cuts aimed at ending years of severe austerity without waiting for the “troika” of bailout...

    23. September 1, 2014

      Greece seeks tax cut from troika after years of belt-tightening

      Greece is seeking to persuade its international creditors that it is entitled to a 2015 tax cut after years of wrenching...

    24. August 28, 2014

      New framework for sovereign defaults

      A group representing more than 400 of the world’s largest banks, investors and debt issuers has agreed a plan for dealing...

    25. August 13, 2014

      Greek economy on track for return to annual growth

      Greece’s economy shrank by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2013 – the smallest...

    26. August 1, 2014

      Moody’s upgrades Greece’s sovereign credit rating

      ATHENS Moody’s raised Greece’s sovereign credit rating on Friday and gave it a stable outlook, saying it believed the...

    27. July 24, 2014

      Greece cuts state wage bill by more than a third

      Greece has slashed its government wage bill by more than a third over five years as Athens prepares for crucial talks with...

    28. July 17, 2014

      Capital markets still not safe for Greece

      Whether it was just bad timing, or fate, Thursday of last week was an unfortunate day for Greece to launch a bond issue....

    29. July 13, 2014

      Students caught up in power games at Greece’s unruly universities

      Alexandros, a final-year student, was dejectedly sipping an iced cappuccino at a café close to the downtown campus of Athens...

    30. July 5, 2014

      Signs of revival for Greece after years of pain

      The signs of economic crisis are visible everywhere in Athens, from shuttered shops and graffiti-sprayed public buildings to...

    31. July 5, 2014

      Concerns linger on Greece’s economic growth as IMF calls for further reforms

      Greece is poised to return to growth this year after the longest and deepest recession since the second world war. However,...

    32. June 11, 2014

      Yannis Stournaras to confront bad loans as Greek bank governor

      Greece has confirmed the appointment of Yannis Stournaras as governor of the country’s central bank, the day after he quit...

    33. June 9, 2014

      Greece names Gikas Hardouvelis finance minister

      Greece has named Gikas Hardouvelis, chief economist at a private Athens bank, as finance minister in a government reshuffle...

    34. June 5, 2014

      Greece’s top tax collector leaves under pressure

      Greece’s senior tax collection official left his job on Thursday in a development that prompted the European Commission to...

    35. May 25, 2014

      Syriza triumphs in Greece

      Greece’s leftwing Syriza triumphed over the governing New Democracy in Sunday’s European vote, marking the self-described...

    36. May 16, 2014

      The eurozone won the war – now it must win the peace

      Martin Feldstein, the renowned Harvard economist, once predicted that the euro could lead to renewed conflict in Europe,...

    37. 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 big...

    38. April 25, 2014

      Greece warned of €14.9bn financing gap

      Greece will still need an additional €14.9bn in financial help through next year despite holding its first successful bond...

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