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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.

Time to give Greece credit where it's due

September 23, 2013

Greece is finally starting to deliver on its IMF reform programme, but it will need help to ease the official debt burden.

Panos Kaliabetsos, OTE Group treasury

OTE corporate bond offers hope for Greece

April 2, 2013

At the beginning of 2013, Greek telecoms group OTE launched a €700m bond issue. The largest corporate debt transaction from a Greek borrower since the sovereign debt crisis erupted in 2010, the deal’s success offered stark proof of changing sentiment towards peripheral Europe.

Rebuilding the Greek banking scene

January 3, 2013

A series of mergers will change the shape of the Greek banking sector, with three dominant players pulling away from the pack.

A dictionary of difficulties from 2012

December 3, 2012

If 'algorithms, bail-ins and cajas' were the ABC of banking in 2012, what will be the new buzzwords? Philip Alexander looks at the phrases that defined 12 months of pain, and suggests some words to watch in 2013.

EFG hopes to rise from Greek ashes

EFG hopes to rise from Greek ashes

November 1, 2012

The sale of both its Greek subsidiary and its financial products division is intended to leave the family-owned EFG Group as a pure private banking operation.

Christos Staikouras TEASER

Why Greece must balance growth and austerity policies

September 3, 2012

For the past few years Greece, has been fighting its fiscal deficit with a harsh austerity programme. However, the limited success of this approach means that if the country is to make a sustainable recovery from its current economic crisis, its policies must focus more on instigating growth.

How will the Greek restructuring work out TEASER

How will the Greek restructuring work out?

September 3, 2012

The manner in which the Greek restructuring deals have been carried out, and the preferred investor status given to the ECB and the central banks of other European countries, has left the private sector badly burned. Will this lead to a reluctance from private investors to re-enter the country, or the eurozone in general, thus hindering its recovery?

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