Latest articles from Greece

From minnow to big fish

May 7, 2007

Nicholas Nanopoulos, chief executive of Eurobank EFG, talks to Stephen Timewell about his bank’s strategy and expansion in ‘New Europe’.

Exchange builds regional reach

May 7, 2007

Bourse operator Hellenic Exchanges has cut trading fees on the Athens exchange and is developing links with other exchanges in the region in its bid for a competitive edge. By Kerin Hope.

Branching out

May 7, 2007

With rising demand from the underbanked ‘new’ European states, there are great opportunities for Greek banks intent on expansion.

Open market

May 7, 2007

Merger and acquisition activity is heating up in Greece, with surprise takeover bids, religious opposition and major privatisation. investigates.

Bilateral benefits

May 7, 2007

The chairman of National Bank of Greece, Takis Arapoglou, discusses the acquisition of Turkey’s Finansbank and developments closer to home.

Banks jostle for position

May 7, 2007

Greek bankers are confident that the credit sector will continue to expand as the country catches up with its European partners. Kerin Hope reports on developments in a still underbanked country.

Ahead of the game

May 7, 2007

The Greek economy is beating expectations, sweeping away fears of a post-Olympics slowdown. Kerin Hope reports on a boom in the shipping industry, the trend in infrastructure improvements and banks’ survival strategies.

Greek banks stretch out

June 5, 2006

Most global players have largely ignored south-east Europe, but Alpha Bank and other Greek banks are showing the potential of cross-border retail banking in the region, says Stephen Timewell.

Deal augurs new era for Greeks in Turkey

May 2, 2006

The deal struck between National Bank of Greece to buy Turkey’s Finansbank is likely to be the first in a line of cross-border acquisitions. Kerin Hope reports.

Old foes eschew nationalism in south-east Europe banking deal

May 2, 2006

National Bank of Greece’s purchase of Turkey’s Finansbank, and other cross-border deals, counter continent’s protectionism adherents.

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