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  • Article / 15 December 2015 at 5:59 GMT

    Greece takes baby steps to privatisation with airports deal

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Greece takes baby steps to privatisation with airports deal
    The first steps in the process of privatisation are getting underway in Greeece, under its third bailout deal. Under the deal, regional airports will be leased and managed by external parties. But there are plenty of political hurdles on the road ahead, adn the new year will bring plenty of pension protests.
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    Would you believe Greece in 2017 if they declared they had made the surplus? Past experience of colourful Greek accounting implies that they will skew their records...
  • Article / 18 November 2015 at 17:22 GMT

    Eurozone gives Athens a new allowance

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Eurozone gives Athens a new allowance
    After Greece and its creditors agreed a new package to release a fresh tranche of badly-needed funds, the Greek parliament prepares to put it to the vote on Thursday. This is a mere formality as the government has a majority but other challenges lie ahead.
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    Homeowners with mortgages are given unusual protective rights that exceed the norm in European states. A major issue with Greek secured debt mortgages for individuals are that...
  • Article / 12 November 2015 at 18:32 GMT

    Massive strike halts Greece in new challenge to PM

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Massive strike halts Greece in new challenge to PM
    Greek trade unions have staged a 24-hour general strike to protest against austerity measures, turning against their former ally, the prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who is walking a tightrope to try to satisfy Greece's creditors and the weary Greek nation. Only by meeting creditor demands will fresh finance flow.
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    What an utter farce the greek saga has become :-( The commentary under the first picture says it all....greek economy at a standstill.....but can we really believe...
  • Article / 16 October 2015 at 14:36 GMT

    Greek banks eye debt/equity swap gamble

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Greek banks eye debt/equity swap gamble
    Greek banks are looking to restructure their balance sheets by converting debt into equity, which some investors may see prefer to a major haircut or to just watch the value of their bondholdings erode over time. But the fate of Greek banks will depend on the government pushing ahead with real reforms.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 03 August 2015 at 8:10 GMT

    Greek stocks tumble in first trading day after shutdown

    Bloomberg
    Greek equities tumbled as the Athens Stock Exchange reopened on Monday after a five-week closure, with restrictions in place due to capital controls. The benchmark ASE Index slumped a record 23 percent to 615.61 at 10:43 a.m. in Athens. Piraeus Bank SA and National Bank of Greece SA sank 30 percent. With bank withdrawals limited, Greek traders will only be able to buy stocks, bonds, derivatives and warrants with new money such as funds transferred from abroad, cash-only deposits, money earned from the future sale of shares or from existing investment account balances held at Greek brokerages, the Finance Ministry said in a decree on Friday. No such constraints will apply to foreign investors, provided they were already active in the market before the imposition of capital controls.
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    despite of the long downward movement it remains expensive due to poor economy conditions and performance of late years