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Greeks Withdrew €5.5 billion in September ’11

The nightmare of Greek banks continues non-stop and deposits withdrawals move in fast track under the tropical of emergency taxes and income decreases in times of economic and political instability. Greek households and enterprises withdrew a total of 5.5 billion euro in the month of September, according to data released by …

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Greek Bankers At Odds with Gov’t Over “Haircut” & Recapitalization

 There is a strong public confrontation between the Greek government and the Greek banks as the latter oppose a haircut of 50% or more percentage. Tuesday morning, prime minister George Papandreou while calling political parties and citizens to show ‘collectedness’ ahead and after the critical EU Summit on Wednesday, describing the ‘haircut’ …

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Greek FinMin: You Are Getting Poorer, folks!

 I dont’ know if I should laugh or cry – or even scream about what Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos told parliamentary committee on economic affairs. “Unfortunately incomes will fall to those of 2004 and living stands as well” he said and stunned Greeks, who feel they live already in the …

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German Parliament Approves EFSF Expansion

German parliamentarians on Thursday approved the planned expansion of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) with 523 voting in favor, 85 against and three abstentions. The bill’s passage is a vital hurdle in euro-zone efforts to increase the fund’s lending capacity from its current €250 billion ($338 billion) to €440 …

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Shocking Austerity Measures Under Troika Pressure?

Greece’s lenders, the so-called Troika allegedly demands from Athens to stop paying public sector pensions to those who haven’t concluded the 55th year of age yet. This claim is being published by TO VIMA newspaper online edition on Monday, hours before the crucial conference call  between Venizelos and the Troika targeting the additional …

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Trying to Explain Greece’s ‘Selective Default’

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos confound us yesterday and today the term ‘selective default’ is on everyone’s lips. Journalists and economists of the country have poured a lot of ink and have consumed  enough gray matter to explain the term and its impact on our daily lives. However since the …

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Greeks Withdrew €4.9 bn from Bank Deposits in May

The withdrawal of bank deposits continued unabated in May and according to reports, households and enterprises got 4.9 billion euro from their private or business accounts. The reasons are multiple: Partly is the panic about the Greek economy as in May the 5th loan-tranche was very much hanging on an uncertain …

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Greeks worry about their savings – 9 billion euros withdrawn in 1Q 2011

More and more Greeks turn to local banks and withdraw their deposits out of fear of  a possible bankruptcy leads people to withdraw their deposits from banks. News portal news247  has a very good report on the issue, a report that coincides with the fears of my friends and relatives. The …

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Greek PM: Restructuring Could Bring Banks’ Collapse

Restructuring Greece’ss debt would probably cause the collapse of Greek banks, Prime Minister George Papandreou was quoted on Wednesday as saying, Reuters reported. “A restructuring would probably lead to the collapse of Greek banks,” Papandreou said in an interview to  German Stern weekly magazine. “Even German banks could collapse and …

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Five targetted by Cyber-Police on hoax e-mail claiming collapse of economy

 A fisherman from Messolonghi, a car worker from Chania, a self-employed from Athens and two other unidentified persons are targeted by the cyber-crime police as the senders of the hoax e-mail claiming the collapse of the Greek economy. The e-mail that was apparently sent simultaneously from internet cafes across the …

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Ops! Alpha Bank angry at Morgan Stanley/NBG

A new twist occurred between the former almost mergers Alpha Bank and National Bank of Greece, as Morgan Stancley acquired 5.1% of Alpha stakes. Some Greek economic portals talk about an “aggressive takeover” by the National Bank of Greece and others report of  huge acquiring of Alpha Bank shared by …

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Athens Stock Exchange hits records

Athens Stocks and Greek banks soar on Monday, hitting records in gains in the wake of the resolutions of the Eurpean Summit in Brussels, last Friday and Saturday. (13:48 local time) Across the board, the General Index is at 1659.39 units, up 5.02% in a turnover of EUR 154,53 million. …

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(UPD) Athens Stock Exchange plunges a day after Moody’s downgrade

Athens Stock Market suffered the heaviest losses since the beginning of the year and plunged at -3.81% and banks down at 6,26% in the shadow of Moody’s downgrade. Athens Stock Exchange is on a falling course and banks experience massive liquidation a day after rating agency Moody’s downgraded Greece’s credit …

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National Bank-Alpha Bank: Prosecutor probes into possible stocks manipulation

A Greek high rank prosecutor ordered a preliminary investigation into the trading of stocks of the National Bank of Greece and the Alpha Bank. Greece’s  Capital Market Commission also ordered an investigation into the same affair, focusing on the period between February 8 and 21, beginning with National Bank’s first approach to …

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Shares Trading of NBG and Alpha Bank under screening

The shares of National Bank of Greece and Alpha Bank are under the microscope of Greece’s  Capital Markets Commission, news portal Zougla.gr  reported. The screening refers to the trading of the shares in the period of time between January 18, when the administration of NBG approached the management of Alpha for the first time, …

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Piraeus Bank Merger Bid – Procedures and Reactions

Piraeus Bank bided for the Greek government’s stakes in ATE Bank and Hellenic Postbank, Piraeus Chief Michallis Sallas announced yesterday at a press conference. The bid is at total EUR 701 million and thus in cash. Greek Finance Ministry said in a statement “it is studying the offer”. But for …

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Greek Banks First Merger: Piraeus’ Checkmate – Background

 Piraeus Bank, the  fifth-biggest lender in Greece, has submitted a proposal to the Greek government to buy “significant stakes” in two Greek state-controlled banks, the Agricultural Bank of Greece-ATE and the Hellenic Postbank-TTE,  Piraeus Bank CEO Mihalis Sallas announced in a Press Conference in Athens two hours ago. The Greek government …

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Greek Banks: Stress Tests and Mergers Rumors -upd

While European Regulators sit curled over the papers of  8 Greek banks to undergo a stress test on kidneys and heart,  false  “hairdressers” and  prophets speculate on  possible “haircuts” on government bonds.  Scepticism on bank’s exposures  to Greek Bonds goes around together with rumors about due mergers and stakes’ sales. REUTERS reported Tuesday that EU …

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Greek Banks: Stress Tests, Haircuts and Mergers

Hot weather and stress are both known to cause sweating. Currently the majority of Greeks are loosing volumes of sweat due to recession stress and the bankers don’t seem to be  exception to the rule. Eight Greek Banks are waiting the official result of CEBS’s stress tests to be disclosed on July …

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