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Greece’s growth numbers disappoint, consumption spending declines

Greece’s independent statistics agency ELSTAT said the country’s economy grew by 1.3 percent on the year in the previous quarter, failing to meet ambitious growth expectations from the government and European Union. Without a revision, the July-September growth figure announced Monday suggests that Greece could miss its target of annual …

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IMF growth projection for 2018 at 2.6% of Greece’s GDP

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said the Greek economy will grow by 2.6 pct in 2018, up from a 2.4 pct growth rate estimate envisaged in a draft budget plan tabled to Parliament by the Greek government last week. The IMF expects the Greek economy to grow 1.8 pct …

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Greece’s draft budget sees primary surplus 3.57% of GDP in 2018

Greek state budget will record a primary surplus of 3.57 pct of GDP, or 6.671 billion euros, according to the draft budget plan tabled to Parliament on Monday. The draft budget also envisages a significant surpass of an 1.75 pct target for the primary surplus of 2017, which will be …

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EU cuts Greece growth forecast, blames the country for review delay

The European Union has sharply cut the growth forecast for Greece on Thursday, sparking worries that the long delay in the second review of the third bailout program was damaging the economy. European lenders are in a row the International Monetary Fund over the sustainability of the Greek debt. The …

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“Growth is here,” says minister as Greeks face new income cuts

“Growth in 2017 is a fact, not wishful thinking,” Economy and Development minister Dimitris Papadimitriou said on Wednesday. The year 2017 will be time for real growth in Greece the minister said and assured that there are no new measures to burden the people “from now until 2018”, while in …

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EU Commission to cut growth forecast for Greece, closer to IMF projection

The European Commission will revise down its growth forecast for Greece this year to around 2% from a previous 2.7%, an EU official said today. The revision – which brings the Commission closer to International Monetary Find projections – is likely to increase pressure on Greek politicians to adopt a reform …

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Gov’t spokesman says Greece is exiting the 7-year crisis, talks very close to agreement

“There are great social problems that need to be solved step by step, but for the first time we are facing the exit of the seven-year crisis”, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Friday said in an interview to Kokkino radio station. He underlined that the issues remaining to be solved …

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Greek gov’t says no additional measures for 2018, after IMF publishes Fiscal Monitor

With its forecast report the International Monetary Fund set the base for a new negotiation between the Fund and Greece’s  European lenders, that is Berlin. In its Fiscal Monitor 2017, the IMF forecasts for Greece a gap of 2.7 billion euros for 2018. The fund estimates that the primary surplus …

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IMF lowers Greece GDP growth projection to 2.2 percent

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its projections on Greek growth from last fall and warned against “unreasonable forecasts” and “unjustifiable frameworks” by the country’s European creditors. In its World Economic Outlook, published on Tuesday, the Fund argued that growth in Greece this year will come to 2.2 percent against …

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EU Commission Forecasts Extend Greece Recession to 2017

The European Commission sees Greece’s economy returning to recession in 2015 and the following year, with growth only materialising in 2017, and urged the Greek government to comply fully with the terms of the third lending agreement in order to restore economic confidence. According to finance news MNI.com, in its …

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OECD cuts Greece’s Growth Outlook, increases Debt/GDP and Unemployment projections

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development cut its global growth forecast, saying investment is lagging and risks including a possible Greek default are hurting confidence. In its semi-annual report the OECD says  that “the world economy will expand 3.1 percent this year, down from the 3.7 percent predicted last …

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