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Capital controls: Greece considers to raise withdrawal cap, measures for businesses

Greece is considering further easing of capital controls with the increase of  the cap for cash withdrawing and limiting restrictions to businesses.  The new measures could be implemented as soon as 1. June, that is on the third year the restrictions were imposed. According to media reports, the new measures …

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Greece’s museums and archaeological sites record impressive visitors’ increase

Museums and archaeological sites in Greece saw an impressive increase of visitors in November 2017 when compared to the previous year. Museums saw an increase of 7.2 percent, while the number of visitors at archaeological sites went up by 18.4 percent. In November 2017 compared with the corresponding month of …

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Greece to regulate online gambling market with juicy tax and ambitious revenues target

After the regulation of TV licenses, Greece is trying to regulate the online gambling landscape. A new government-commissioned study has suggested Greece stick with its controversial plan to impose a 35% tax on online gambling revenue. There are signs that Greece is getting serious about collecting some online gambling revenue …

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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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ELSTAT: Greece’s GDP shrunk by 26% since 2010, public debt surged

Greece’s GDP shrunk by 61.6 billion euros (26 percent) since 2010, the time span when three bailout memorandums with institutional creditors were signed and implemented, figures showed this week. Additionally, general government revenues decreased by five billion euros, with public sector wages, pensions and welfare benefits cut by 19.13 billion …

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Greece’s current account deficit shrinks, tourism revenues increase in April

Greece’s current account deficit contracted in April compared to the same month a year earlier, thanks to a lower trade gap and an increase in the primary income surplus, the Bank of Greece said on Tuesday. The data showed the deficit at 462 million euros ($515.45 million) from 872 million …

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Hugs instead of Heating Oil: Despite Taxes tsunami Greece’s revenues not impressive

The Season Greeting the Greek Finance Ministry sent this year to dozens of officials in several departments were as bit peculiar. The ministry advice “More hugs for less heating oil consumption”, with reference to the heating oil allowance. The Ministry knew very well that despite the tax tsunami it had …

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Fat & Sugar Tax – an old Troika dream to come true?

How much fat has one Souvlaki in pita bread? What’s the percentage of saturated fats in a portion of grilled lamb country style? And how much additional revenues can one triangle of walnuts-phyllo dough soaked in sirup bring to the state? These key questions will have to be answered in …

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EU Task Force report: Rehn, Reichenbach & the other kids are pleased with Greece

Hurray! Our Lenders & Masters are pleased with us! Yes, us, the lazy and tax evading Greeks. Our Lenders & Masters are pleased with the progress we have made. Oh wait! EU Monetary affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn did not say that exactly. He said instead: “We are seeing encouraging signs …

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Caspian Sea gas project picks TAP pipeline. Revenues and jobs for Greece

TAP pipeline won the tender to channel natural gas form the Caspian Sea to Europe. the pipeline will collect Azerbaijani gas in Turkey and carry it across Greece and Albania before reaching southern Italy, stretching 870 kilometers (540 miles). BP, the main developer of the Shah Deniz gas field in …

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