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  1. April 13, 2014

    This could be the moment for Greece to default

    While the financial world is celebrating the Greek return to the bond markets, I am asking myself this question: is this a...

  2. April 12, 2014

    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...

  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. April 10, 2014

    Greek bond sale helps spread investor appetite across Europe

    Investor exuberance spread across European bond markets on Thursday as Greece’s successful five-year debt sale helped send...

  4. April 10, 2014

    Greek €3bn bond sale snapped up

    Greece has raised €3bn in a five-year bond deal after attracting in excess of €20bn in orders for its eagerly anticipated...

  5. April 9, 2014

    Beware a heady rush into bonds arena in Athens

    Anybody – whether householder, businessman or government debt manager – who has not taken advantage of historically low...

  6. April 9, 2014

    Greece launches sale of five-year bond

    Greece has returned to global capital markets for the first time since the eurozone crisis erupted in 2010, attracting huge...

  7. April 7, 2014

    Greece draws up plans for market return

    Greece is back – but for better or worse? Athens is drawing up plans for a return to raising debt in global capital markets,...

  8. April 2, 2014

    The Greek-Chinese bank connection

    Greece and China are both emerging markets known for accounting shenanigans. There the parallels seem to end: China, with...

  9. 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...

  10. March 30, 2014

    Greece reforms clear way for €8.3bn aid

    Greece’s parliament has approved a structural reform package agreed with international lenders, opening the way for...

  11. March 29, 2014

    Greek parliament debates critical structural reforms

    The Greek parliament on Saturday began debating a critical package of structural reforms that have triggered sustained...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 when a...

  14. March 18, 2014

    Greece reaches deal with lenders to unlock €10bn aid tranche

    Greece has reached a deal with international lenders on a range of structural reforms that will allow it to unlock a...

  15. 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 for...

  16. March 9, 2014

    Greek banks raise fresh capital, easing pressure from ‘troika’

    Greece’s creditors have dropped a demand for the country’s largest banks to raise an extra €2bn of fresh capital after three...

  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. 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...

  19. February 25, 2014

    Greece’s plight offers clue to future of EU banking system

    There was a brief while last year when Greece looked like a good news story. For the first time since the global downturn...

  20. February 24, 2014

    Greece in banking sector stand-off with bailout lenders

    The Greek government and its bailout lenders are locked in a new stand-off over the health of Greece’s banking sector, with...

  21. 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...

  22. February 11, 2014

    Greece wants a return to bond markets

    The head of Greece’s debt management office has pressed the case for the crisis-hit country’s return to international...

  23. February 4, 2014

    Greece’s privatisation of OPAP faces investigation

    An Athens prosecutor is investigating Greece’s biggest privatisation deal to date: the sale of OPAP, the state gambling...

  24. 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...

  25. January 26, 2014

    Finance: In search of a better bailout

    For two years Petros Christodoulou had one of the world’s toughest jobs. As head of Greece’s debt office his first task was...

  26. 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...

  27. January 16, 2014

    Greece must resist return to capital markets

    The year has started with a party in the debt markets of crisis-hit countries on the eurozone’s periphery. What present...

  28. January 10, 2014

    Head of Greek bank rescue fund charged with money-laundering

    The head of the fund set up by Greece’s international creditors to rescue the country’s banking system has been charged with...

  29. January 9, 2014

    Yannis Stournaras urges ‘troika’ to ease demands on Greece

    Greece’s finance minister says his government’s shrinking parliamentary majority has made it increasingly difficult to pass...

  30. 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...

  31. December 9, 2013

    Greece strikes back

    Ever since Greece entered its rescue programme in 2010, the relationship between Athens and its international lenders has...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. December 3, 2013

    Greece defies EU as it begins parliamentary debate on 2014 budget

    Greek lawmakers began debating the 2014 budget on Tuesday, even though the country’s coalition government was still enmeshed...

  35. December 3, 2013

    Greek opposition leader looks to EU elections for mandate

    Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s far-left opposition leader, said the Greek government will no longer have a mandate to run the...

  36. November 27, 2013

    Greece gains from demotion to emerging market status

    The Greek stock market climbed 2.1 per cent on its first day of trading as an “emerging market” in over a decade, after...

  37. November 23, 2013

    Greece’s prime minister warns of reform fatigue

    Implementing change too fast risks “reform fatigue” in Greece, the country’s prime minister has warned, in a fresh sign of...

  38. November 20, 2013

    Proposal for former Greek finance minister to face trial

    A Greek prosecutor has proposed that George Papaconstantinou, former finance minister, should face trial on charges of...

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