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Greek banks eye a return to normality

November 1, 2018

Greece's banks are likely to remain cautious, even as their lending regime normalises. 

Greece’s top banks: work to be done

August 28, 2018

Exiting the eurozone’s rescue programme does not mean that Greece is out of the woods quite yet: the banks must still deal with their damaged balance sheets. Joy Macknight reports.

Greece inches toward recovery

October 2, 2017

Capitalisation is a bright spot in the Greek banking sector, but asset quality and liquidity leave much to be desired. Danielle Myles looks at the data.

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A QE salvation for Greece?

January 3, 2017

There is cautious optimism that Greece's economy will return to growth in 2017, though much could happen over the next 12 months to quell these hopes. However, as Stefanie Linhardt reports, great importance is being attached to the country being given access to the ECB's quantitative easing programme.

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Greek banks pin turnaround hopes on NPL resolution

January 3, 2017

With deposits in Greek banks down substantially and unlikely to return soon, a top priority is to reduce the country’s non-performing loan burden, writes Stefanie Linhardt. 

Six key steps towards resetting the Greek banking system

January 2, 2017

As Greece works towards moving out of recession, the removal of capital controls are essential. But there should be strict conditions before this happens, warn Nikolaos I Georgikopoulos and Michael L Pinedo.

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Greece’s privatisation programme thaws into life

May 2, 2016

The momentum behind Greece’s privatisation programme appears to be thawing as it tries to persuade its bailout creditors it is serious about selling off €50bn-worth of state assets. 

Greek banks stabilise after difficult year

March 29, 2016
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After a difficult year, Greece's four largest lenders are now better capitalised and less dependent on external funding, but bad loans remain a problem.

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A more positive picture for Greece and its banks

January 25, 2016

There is a real chance that the Greek economy could recover significantly in 2016 following the successful recapitalisation of its main banks late last year, but first the country must take some important steps, not least regaining the trust of foreign investors, according to John (Iannis) Mourmouras, the senior deputy governor of the Bank of Greece.

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What will it take to turn European banking union rhetoric into reality?

January 4, 2016

The formation of a European banking union should have helped ease Greece's economic woes, but far from putting European banks on an even footing, the so-called union left Greece out in the cold, writes former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

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