Economia Blog

Greece eyes bond swap as bailout exit looms

Greece eyes bond swap as bailout exit looms

Christian J. Hadjipateras 21/09/2017 0
Greece is looking into the option of swapping small bond issues for new ones as it prepares to end the international bailout program next year accordi...
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Tsipras attempts to shift attention to apparent growth in the economy following oil spill

Tsipras attempts to shift attention to apparent growth in the economy following oil spill

Christian J. Hadjipateras 20/09/2017 0
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Crete as he continues to talk up growth in an attempt to hide his government’s incompetence followin...
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Greece tops EU list for e-payments

Greece tops EU list for e-payments

Christian J. Hadjipateras 19/09/2017 0
Greece was the fastest user of e-payments within the EU in 2016 with a 108.8% year-on-year increase according to the European Central Bank (ECB). The ...
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US Ambassador to Greece emphasises the ever-growing importance of Northern Greece

US Ambassador to Greece emphasises the ever-growing importance of Northern Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 18/09/2017 0
The US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt has stressed the important role that Northern Greece can play as the country aims to return to growth. He ...
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Of political convergence

Of political convergence

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 18/09/2017 0
The traditional cat-and-dog fight in the Thessaloniki Fair, the one event that launches every year the ever-contentious political debate in Greece, ha...
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Greece to host British Council Alumni Awards for 2017-18

Greece to host British Council Alumni Awards for 2017-18

Christian J. Hadjipateras 14/09/2017 0
The British Council has announced that the upcoming Alumni Awards will be held in Greece. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni ...
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Aegean Airlines announces profits in latest financial results for Q2

Aegean Airlines announces profits in latest financial results for Q2

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/09/2017 0
Greece’s largest carrier, Aegean Airlines, has reported profits for the second quarter of 2017. Pretax earnings of 23.2 million euros, contributing in...
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Greek feature film selected for Best Foreign Film category at 2018 Academy Awards

Greek feature film selected for Best Foreign Film category at 2018 Academy Awards

Christian J. Hadjipateras 12/09/2017 0
‘Amerika Square’, a 2016 Greek film directed by Yannis Sakaridis, has been selected for the Foreign Language Film Category at the upcoming 2018 Academ...
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New Democracy critical of government as Canadian mining company suspends investment

New Democracy critical of government as Canadian mining company suspends investment

Christian J. Hadjipateras 11/09/2017 0
The Canadian mining company, Eldorado Gold, has suspened investments at its mines and development projects in Greece because of a delay in receiving p...
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The European playfield

The European playfield

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 11/09/2017 0
While the usual circus of Greek political life has started playing again around the Government and Opposition figures parading in the Thessaloniki Fai...
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No deal reached on old Athens Airport as long-awaited redevelopment project rumbles on

No deal reached on old Athens Airport as long-awaited redevelopment project rumbles on

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/09/2017 0
The Culture Ministry’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has failed to agree on whether or not the old Athens Airport at Elliniko should be conside...
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Growing calls for ‘Elgin’ Marbles to be returned to Athens as part of Brexit deal

Growing calls for ‘Elgin’ Marbles to be returned to Athens as part of Brexit deal

Christian J. Hadjipateras 05/09/2017 0
The fact that the final agreement for Brexit will have to be passed through European Union national parliaments adds weight to the likely reality that...
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COSCO invests in Pireaus

COSCO invests in Pireaus

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/09/2017 0
With a belief in China’s Belt and Road Initiative project and an attitude for forward progress, COSCO Shipping Lines is investing in the Greek Piraeus...
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Tough decisions ahead as Athens awaits the visit of President Macron

Tough decisions ahead as Athens awaits the visit of President Macron

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 04/09/2017 0
It is always risky to rely on external forces for political support. This could be proved soon enough when French President Emmanuel Macron comes visi...
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Greece and FYROM hold positive talks over naming dispute

Greece and FYROM hold positive talks over naming dispute

Christian J. Hadjipateras 01/09/2017 0
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his counterpart Nikola Dimitrov held a joint press conference yesterday regarding negotiations to resolve the...
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Eurostat announces a rise in Greece ESI

Eurostat announces a rise in Greece ESI

Christian J. Hadjipateras 31/08/2017 0
Greece’s economic sentiment index (ESI) improved this month according to a Eurostat survey published on Wednesday. The country’s ESI reading for Augus...
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