Economia Blog

Athens Stock Exchange rises to highs last seen in 2015

Athens Stock Exchange rises to highs last seen in 2015

Christian J. Hadjipateras 09/05/2017 0
The Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX) index rose on Monday May 8th to levels last seen before capital controls were brought in during 2015. The general in...
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Some more suspense for Greece

Some more suspense for Greece

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 08/05/2017 0
Τhe successful conclusion of the difficult 7-months-long second Review of the current Adjustment Programme for Greece, that now has to get the Greek P...
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Emmanuel Macron secures French Presidency

Emmanuel Macron secures French Presidency

Christian J. Hadjipateras 08/05/2017 0
Emmanuel Macron has become the 8th President of the French 5th Republic with a convincing victory over Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front Na...
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Theresa May launches attack on EU leaders as UK election campaign begins

Theresa May launches attack on EU leaders as UK election campaign begins

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/05/2017 0
Theresa May, UK prime minister, yesterday accused the EU of attempting to influence the outcome of the upcoming UK general election.   Speaking outs...
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Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Christian J. Hadjipateras 03/05/2017 0
A recently released report from the Bank of Greece showed a somewhat surprising decline in travel receipts in 2016 in spite of an increase in tourism....
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Greek and German presidents inaugurate 'Learning from Athens' at the National Museum of Contemporary Art

Greek and German presidents inaugurate 'Learning from Athens' at the National Museum of Contemporary Art

Christian J. Hadjipateras 03/05/2017 0
Greek president, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, along with his counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German president, inaugurated the Documenta 14 exhibition ...
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France in turbulence

France in turbulence

Kyra Adam 24/04/2017 0
The first round of presidential elections unveiled a new scene in French politics, obscure and uncertain in many aspects.   The traditional politica...
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Macron and Le Pen to face-off in race for French presidency

Macron and Le Pen to face-off in race for French presidency

Christian J. Hadjipateras 24/04/2017 0
he first round of voting took place in France yesterday to elect the successor to François Hollande. As expected, the independent Emmanuel Macron, who...
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The Greek issue and the wider European chessboard

The Greek issue and the wider European chessboard

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 24/04/2017 0
All eyes are by definition turned to the outcome of the first round of Presidential elections in France (where Emmanuel Macron is facing off Marine Le...
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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras critical of Greece's creditors in WSJ piece

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras critical of Greece's creditors in WSJ piece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 21/04/2017 0
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday urged Greece’s creditors to stop blocking the country’s return to economic growth in an op-ed piece publ...
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Tangled relations with Turkey

Tangled relations with Turkey

Kyra Adam 20/04/2017 0
The Sunday’s referendum in Turkey has bitterly divided the country. Tayyip Erdogan declared victory with a modest 51.5% despite the aggressive campaig...
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Once more, kicking the can down the road

Once more, kicking the can down the road

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 18/04/2017 0
In the present stage of the Greek adventure, the very notion of kicking the can down the road has acquired a new meaning.   Just after the Malta Eur...
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From Malta to Washington

From Malta to Washington

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 10/04/2017 0
The much-touted Malta agreement, at Eurogroup level for the negotiations over the second review of the Greek Adjustment Programme to proceed anew is a...
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First ship sea tunnel set to be built in Norway

First ship sea tunnel set to be built in Norway

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/04/2017 0
Norwegian government officials in Oslo yesterday announced plans for the first ever sea tunnel to be built. The plans were announced by the Scandinavi...
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Will the UK’s departure from the bloc finally force the EU to change?

Will the UK’s departure from the bloc finally force the EU to change?

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/04/2017 0
Brexit. A word that won’t be going away for a while. Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron took risks during his time in office. He gambled on Scotla...
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