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Will Greece’s economy ever fully recover?

After years of international financial support, Greece’s third bailout program is due to finish in August this year. But what does this mean going forward? And despite appearing more stable economically, will confidence finally return – and with it, investment? The eurozone economy as a whole is much stronger, and …

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FinMin Tsakalotos admits “Citizens do not see the economy improvements”

Finally a government official admitted the obvious: that the average citizens does not see the improvements in economy as they are been recorded in spread sheets and in the upgrades of the contry’s credit ratings. Touring the island of Crete and meeting with local authorities, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said …

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Greece among 10 Most Miserable Economies in the world

Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66 economies. The Misery Index has examined inflation and unemployment outlook in 66 economies The Index ranks Greece in tie with Turkey on …

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Greece and lenders reach staff-level agreement on 3rd review

Greece and its lenders reached a staff-level agreement on the country’s third program review on Saturday, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said after a meeting with the country’s lenders. “We achieved the agreement with the institutions on a staff-level on all issues,” he told journalists. “We won enough things and we are …

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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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Capital controls: Finance Ministry publishes road map for further easing

The Greek Finance Ministry revealed the next steps it plans to take in order to proceed with further easing of the capital controls that have been imposed since end of June 2015. According to the finance ministry road map the next steps will include: increase of withdrawal limit to 500 …

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IMF demands €450mn austerity cuts in unemployment, poverty allowances for 2018

The austerity nightmare has no end. Despite the fact that the International Monetary Fund has only an adviser role in the third bailout program, it keeps pushing and pushing for cuts and more cuts without end. It wants cuts in unemployment allowance – currently at 360 euro. Cuts in poverty …

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Juncker says further pension cuts ‘bad advice”, calls on Eurozone to draw up debt relief measures for Greece

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged euro zone countries to draw up more debt relief measures for Greece next month. He said that Athens needed help after making “huge progress” in its economic reforms. “Further pension cuts is a bad advice,” Juncker said. In an interview to Greek economic news …

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Tsipras says additional measures won’t be implemented if no debt relief deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the additional austerity measures 2019-2020 will not be implemented if there is no measures for debt relief. In an interview to private ANT1 TV on Tuesday evening, the Prime Minister clarified that the government will legislate for the additional pension cuts and higher …

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ELSTAT: Greece’s primary surplus reaches 3.9% of GDP in 2016

Greece improved its public finances last year, achieving a general government primary surplus of 0.7 percent of gross domestic product compared to a 5.9 percent of GDP deficit in 2015, the country’s statistics agency ELSTAT said on Friday. “The surplus of General Government for 2016, in accordance with ESA 2010, …

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Only Greece worse off than Britain, say UK’s unions

Only Greece has suffered more from austerity that Britain, trade unions charged yesterday as rising inflation and stagnant wages threaten another sharp fall in living standards. Inflation at 2.3 per cent is higher than wage growth of 2.2 per cent — meaning that people’s pay is worth less in real …

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