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Bank of Greece cuts its forecast for economic growth to 3.8% in 2022

The Bank of Greece cut its forecast for economic growth to 3.8% this year from 4.8% earlier, and raised its forecast for the inflation rate to 5.2% under the base scenario, in its annual report released on Thursday. The report, presented by Yannis Stournaras, the central banker, also said that …

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Greek economy to grow faster than expected, says Bank of Greece

The Greek economy will grow faster than the expected average rate of 2% in the next decade because of specific reasons, the Bank of Greece’s governor Yannis Stournaras said on Wednesday. Addressing an EIB’s event in Athens, the Greek central banker said these reasons were: the unusually high private sector …

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Bank of Greece governor predicts GDP growth over 6% in 2021

Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras appeared even more optimistic about the future of the Greek economy than the government in an interview with Politico on Tuesday. Stournaras estimated that GDP growth in 2021 will exceed 6 percent. In fact, he predicted that the country’s GDP at the end of …

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Credit standards for loans remain unchanged, says Bank of Greece

The credit standards for loans to non-financial corporations (NFCs) remained unchanged, and banks expect that credit standards will remain unchanged during the third quarter of 2021, the Bank of Greece said in a report released on Tuesday. The central bank said that the terms and conditions for corporate loans remained …

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Greece’s tourism revenues down 78% in first nine months of 2020

Tourism revenues in Greece went down by 78% and arrivals recorded a decline of 77.2%, the Bank of Greece said in a report about the performance in the first nine months of 2020. This is practically the performance of the whole year as there is no tourism traffic due to …

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BoG: Greece’s state budget hit by impact of coronavirus pandemic

The Greek general government budget recorded a deficit of 6.014 billion euros in the January-April 2020 on a cash basis, after a deficit of 1.138 billion in the corresponding period in 2019, the Bank of Greece said on Monday. In a report, the Bank of Greece, attributed this development mainly …

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Projections of 10% recession are “exaggerated” says Bank of Greece

“Estimates of a 10% economic recession this year were exaggerated” governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras said on Tuesday. he added that he expected the country’s GDP to shrink by 8.% under the worst-case scenario. Speaking during a new cycle of online meetings organized by the Delphi Economic …

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Bank of Greece sees zero growth in 2020 due to conoravirus

The Greek economy will fall to zero growth this year while it will show a significant divergence from fiscal targets for the year, the Bank of Greece said in its annual report on the Greek economy, presented on Friday. The report noted that the smooth course of the economy was …

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BoG governor sees growth potentially exceeding 3% after 2020

Bank of Greece  governor Yannis Stournaras estimated that growth rates could rise higher than 3 percent after 2020, given the right conditions. However, the Bank of Greece estimated that GDP will grow by 1.9 percent this year, while in 2020 the growth rate will exceed 2 percent. Speaking at an …

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Bank of Greece to recommend fully lifting of capital controls

The governor of Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, revealed on Friday that he intends to recommend a complete lifting of capital controls. Stournaras made the statement after a meeting Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. During their meeting on Friday, the prime minister and central banker discussed broader developments in the Greek …

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Bank of Greece Monetary Policy Report 2018-2019 warns of Economy risks

Governor of Bank of Greece, Yiannis Stournaras has warned of the risks of the Greek economy  claiming that the primary surplus will not be at the calculated level, growth will be lower, and that the profitability of the banks will not be the expected one. These are the crucial highlights …

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No fiscal space left in 2019 for more benefits, says BoG Stournaras

The governor of Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras sounded warning bells over the current Tsipras government pre-election measures, saying there is no “fiscal space” this year for further benefits beyond those foreseen in the currently executed 2019 budget. The one-time finance minister, before 2015, again reinforced his reputation as a …

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Greece’s heavy industry Tourism: 33mln tourists, €16bln revenues in 2018

33 million tourists visited Greece in 2018 creating 16 billion revenues, the Bank of Greece said in its report published on Wednesday. The report includes detailed data on balance of travel services, travel receipts, inbound traveller flows, overnight stays, cruises and travel services by region. Five regions accounted for the …

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Bank of Greece lowers growth prospects for 2019 to 1.9%

The Bank of Greece on Monday lowered growth prospects for 2019 to 1.9 percent, from a previous forecast of 2.3%. It said that the country’s GDP grew by 1.9% in 2018, down from an initial 2.1 pct growth rate. The state budget envisages a growth rate of 2.5 pct this …

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Bank of Greece’s plan to reduce non-performing loans by €40billion

The Bank of Greece is reportedly drafting a plan to reduce non-performing loans of Greek systemic banks by 40 billion euros. The plan will be included in a Financial Stability report to be released by the end of the week, reports Athens news agency amna on Tuesday citing sources. The …

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Interest rates to remain at very low level, says Bank of Greece study

Interest rates will remain low level for a long time and central banks could continue using quantative easing (QE) tools in the future, a study “Monetary policy in a low interest rate world” by the Bank of Greece mentioned on Thursday. The report was presented by Dimitris Malliaropoulos, director of …

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Greek households & businesses still keep billions under mattresses or abroad, says BoG governor

The governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, has said that Greek households still keep their money away from the banking system because they are afraid of their savings. He claimed that 12 to 14 billion euros are under mattresses and that businesses have another 10 billion euros abroad. …

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Greece’s banks beat target to shrink bad loans, says BoG

Non-performing exposures (NPEs) of Greece’s banks have fallen by €4.7 billion to €95.7bn  or 43.1 percent of banks’ overall loan book, Bank of Greece the data had shown. This compares with a target of 48.5%, or €95.9bn. Greek banks have been under regulatory pressure to tackle the bad debt problem …

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Tourist arrivals in Greece hit record high and so do tourism revenues Jan-Sept 2017

Tourist arrivals hit a record high and consequently also the revenues from tourism, the Bank of Greece said in a report on the first nine months of the year 2017.  A total of 26 million tourists arrived in Greece between January-September 2017, recording a rise of 8% when compared to …

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Prime Minister’s office attacks BoG governor as “a failed finance minister”

The Greek government and the Prime Minister started a war against the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, and officially described him as “a failed finance minister”.  The war broke out just hours after a BoG Interim Report on the Monetary Policy 2017 suggested a “Memorandum Light” for …

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