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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.

Greece: faith versus sustainability

July 27, 2015

Greece and the EU have faith that everything will work out in spite of the country's debt being a long way from sustainable. What does all that mean for the future?

Greece and the eurozone need the IMF to act

July 27, 2015

The International Monetary Fund has gradually found its voice in the years since its participation in the Greek bail-out of 2010. Now it must go further.

Crisis in Greece: the credit impact on south-eastern Europe

July 13, 2015
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The turmoil in Greece is having an impact on financial markets throughout the eurozone, but this impact may be felt greater in its five neighbours where Greek banks have a particularly large presence: Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

Evaluating funding of Greek banks

February 19, 2015
Greek funding

The stand-off between Greece and the rest of the eurozone over the terms of the country’s bail-out raises uncertainty over local banks’ funding ability. With a troubling combination of low deposits and likely shortfalls in European Central Bank funding,The Banker looks at how they might cope. 

Germany shares responsibility for Greek failure

February 6, 2015

With Greece and Germany at stand off since the former elected the anti-austerity Syriza party to power, Brian Caplen looks at the actions of the Germans and the European Commission that led to this situation.

Espirito Santo crisis highlights continued struggle in periphery

August 22, 2014
Banking sector performance in crisis countries

The crisis at Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo has raised fresh doubts about the recovery of banks in the peripheral eurozone.

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

August 1, 2014

National Bank of Greece has completed a share offering and a highly successful bond placement in the space of two key months for the bank's turnaround.

Greek banks begin return to private ownership

Greek banks begin return to private ownership

June 2, 2014

Capital raisings in the wake of a domestic stress test have enabled Greece’s four systemic banks to pull in private investors and begin the return to normality.

Greek banks start the long road to recovery

October 1, 2013

Recapitalisation, consolidation and reduced dependence on central bank funding have begun the process of restoring Greece’s banks to health, but there are still profound challenges ahead.

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