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Greece needs more prior actions before tranche disbursement possible

A delay is expected in the disbursement of the bailout tranche from Greece’s creditors. Reason for the delay is allegedly that some of the prior actions required have yet to be fulfilled. Speaking to daily Kathimerini, sources say that instead of the decision that was to be made on Thursday, …

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Draghi warns QE for Greece is not to be taken for granted

Mario Draghi joined the club of those delaying return of Greece to the international markets. The European Central Bank will not consider including Greek government bonds in its asset purchases program before a pending bailout review is concluded and creditors agree to ease the country’s burden, Mario Draghi said on …

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Dijsselbloem: Greece review will not conclude at Eurogroup Feb 20

Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the second review of Greece’s program will not conclude in time for the next Eurogroup meeting scheduled for Monday, February 20. The Dutch finance minister who is also head of the Eurogroup stressed that the participation of the International Monetary Fund remains essential for the continuation …

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Payment delays: Greek state to pay tax returns with 6% interest, taxpayers with 8.76% plus fines

“A mantle of justice suddenly covered Greece, boosting the relations between the state and the taxpaying citizen”… That would be the beginning sentence in a science fiction book. In Greek reality things look different and worse. According to a decision issued by Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras, the state repays its …

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Germany may delay €2.5 billion bailout tranche to Greece

Has Greece fulfilled all the conditions to receive the next bailout tranche of 2.5 billion euro? According to German deputy Finance Minister apparently not. In a letter to German Parliament (Bundestag) Steffen Kampeter claims, that the debt-ridden and slow-in-reforms country has  completed 17 out of 22 required measures. While Athens …

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Eurogroup: Dirty Games with Greek Bailout Tranche

Greek Parliament adopted the inhuman austerity bill and the sharp-cuts budget 2013. Two main preconditions for the debt-ridden country to receive the 31-billion-euro bailout tranche. Just recently, Prime minister Antonis Samaras had claimed, that the state has money until November 16th 2012. However Greece’s lenders do not seem willing to …

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Dutch FinMin: Delaying a Payment to Greece is an Option

Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager Thursday confirmed it may be an option to delay payment of a new bailout package to Greece until after the April elections, as confidence in the country΄s political leaders has reached a low point. According to Dow Jones Newswires, in comments made in …

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Athens Stock Exchange Plunges -6.28%

A hurricane hit the Athens Stock Exchange sweeping away stocks of companies and banks. The General Index closed at – 6.28% and 730.33 untis. Banks lost -8.6% where some suffered even two-digit losses.  The concern about the postponement of the Eurogroup meeting and the delay of the 6th tranche layed heavier than …

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