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Bloomberg: Greece at 16th place in EU in vaccine uptake

Greece ranks 16th in the European Union in the uptake of Covid-19 vaccinations, with 35% of the population having received at least one dose against an EU average of 38.8%, and 20.1% being fully vaccinated, versus an EU average of 18.8%, according to Bloomberg data. Εμβολιασμοί, update: Η Ελλάδα 16η …

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Greece sinks 19 places in Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking

Greece plunged 19 places on Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking published on December 22. Reason is the deaths increase and the strict lockdown that was imposed on November 7 and was extended through Christmas and New Year. Greece is the country with the biggest fall along with the USA. Winter and …

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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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Controversial Trump’s EU candidate Ted Malloch shocks Greeks

Short and shocking. But possibly also just stupid. Trump’s leading candidate for the post of US ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, is said to have revealed the intentions of the US administration to Greece’s debt crisis. Malloch’s statement have set at least the Greek media on alert, his …

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Index of 15 most miserable economies in the world: Greece, Spain top in eurozone

When is a country’s economy “miserable”? When unemployment and inflation are high, says Bloomberg. In the Misery Index for 2015, Venezuela tops the list followed by Argentina, South Africa, Ukraine and  Greece — the five most painful economies in which to live and work, according to a Bloomberg survey among 51 …

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Bloomberg poll: investors more optimistic on Greece, however risks not averted

Despite the ongoing structural reforms, the praises from Troika officials and the surpluses, foreign investors do not seem convinced that Greece has averted the risk of default. That’s the result of a global poll conducted by Bloomberg: “The risk of default is on the slide with about three-quarters saying Spain …

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Greek Lay-offs Minister: “I don’t sleep well at night”

While thousands civil servants are confronted with the nightmare of unemployment, another Greek drama occurs every night in an air-conditioned bedroom. A man is being plagued by difficult decisions. Minister of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis cannot sleep. “I do not sleep well at night when I know that they will …

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Where to find cheap fuel in Greece

Greece has the sixth highest gasoline prices, according to a survey conducted by Market Monitoring Agency for news agency Bloomberg. Out of 60 countries surveyed by Bloomberg, Greece was found to have the sixth highest gasoline prices and the third-highest in Europe. All these despite dramatic income decreases. The average …

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Tsipras: Early elections, loan agreement negotiation and European Conference on Debt Crisis

Leader of main opposition party and chairman of left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, wants early elections in order to negotiate the loan agreement between Greece and its lenders and a new ‘haircut’. Speaking to state broadcaster NET TV, Tsipras declared, “the loan agreement is already dead” and “it needs to be …

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IMF’s Lagarde: “Too Early to Say Greek Program Failed”

“There are good developments in Greece,” IMF head Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, stressing that the government has come very close to reach primary surplus and that it records progress in competitiveness. Asked by a Bloomberg report why the Greek program fails, Lagarde replied that it is too early to …

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“Golden Boy” Executive Resigns from Goldman Sachs and Tells Us Things We’d Like to Know…

A golden boy, an executive working at Goldman Sachs came to his senses. Greg Smith executive director and head of the firm’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa resigned on Wednesday. Not only that. Greg Smith went public and wrote an open letter in New …

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Greece Denies Alleged Default, Germany Denies “Plan B”

Athens denied claims that Greece is going to default over the weekend. “It is not the first time that such a organized wave of ‘rumors’ about an alleged default apprear. This is a bad game and an organized speculation directed against the euro and the euro zone as a whole” Finance Minister …

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