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Greece working on plans to help banks tackle bad debt mountain - sources

13 Nov 2018

ATHENS Greece is working on at least two different plans to provide asset protection to help its banks offload sour loans, bankers and sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Greece working on plans to help banks tackle bad debt mountain - sources

13 Nov 2018

ATHENS, Nov 13 Greece is working on at least two different plans to provide asset protection to help its banks offload sour loans, bankers and sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Greece unveils 2019 draft budget, hoping to avoid pension cuts

01 Oct 2018

ATHENS Greece on Monday unveiled next year's budget draft, aiming to attain a bigger primary surplus than that agreed with its international creditors, projecting that economic growth will pick up to 2.5 percent.

Greek pension cuts in balance as EU/IMF inspectors visit

12 Sep 2018

ATHENS Hopes in Greece that it will have fiscal leeway to cancel unpopular pension cuts due next year are in the balance, sources said on Wednesday, as the first inspection visit by its former lenders since it exited its bailout began.

Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens not in festive mood

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate. | Video

Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens not in festive mood

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate. | Video

Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens in no festive mood

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS, Aug 20 European institutions hailed Greece's exit from its final bailout on Monday, expecting the debt-burdened euro zone member to stand on its own feet after nine years of financial nursing but the mood in Athens was subdued as many problems remain.

As Greek bailout draws to close, central Athens square still bears scars

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS Christos Papageorgiou has seen the kiosk he owns trashed, slept inside it with a fire extinguisher beside him and developed asthma from the teargas that rained down on Athens's Syntagma Square during fierce protests against austerity.

Greece set to exit bailout, still faces daunting challenges

20 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug. 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures. | Video

As Greek bailout draws to close, central Athens square still bears scars

17 Aug 2018

ATHENS Christos Papageorgiou has seen the kiosk he owns trashed, slept inside it with a fire extinguisher beside him and developed asthma from the teargas that rained down on Athens's Syntagma Square during fierce protests against austerity.

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