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#Greek economy

# greek-economy - Monday 29 April, 2013

Greece forced to sack 15,500 public workers to keep EU funds
# Croke Park It Ain't
# Croke Park It Ain't

Greece forced to sack 15,500 public workers to keep EU funds

Apr 29th 2013, 8:43 AM 9,751 Views 100 Comments

MPs have signed off on laws which enforce the first mandatory public layoffs in Greece for over a century.

# greek-economy - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Transport, texts and telecommuting: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Transport, texts and telecommuting: The week in numbers

Dec 15th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,998 Views 1 Comment

How many SMS messages are sent in Ireland every second? And how many times could Greece buy Sergio Aguero?

# greek-economy - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt
# Greece
# Greece

Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt

Dec 12th 2012, 2:46 PM 7,725 Views 25 Comments

The deal will see some people get only a third of their money back – but others will get three times their investment.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls to lowest since April 2010
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls to lowest since April 2010

Dec 4th 2012, 12:27 PM 4,559 Views 36 Comments

Bond markets responded positively to Greece’s proposal to buy back its debts – and Ireland is benefiting.

# greek-economy - Monday 3 December, 2012

Greece asks creditors to sell their bonds back to the government
# Greece
# Greece

Greece asks creditors to sell their bonds back to the government

Dec 3rd 2012, 9:23 AM 4,149 Views 24 Comments

Athens will buy back its bonds, for between 30 and 40 per cent of their face value, in order to clear its debts.

# greek-economy - Monday 5 November, 2012

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package
# Greece
# Greece

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package

Nov 5th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,355 Views 19 Comments

Parliament will spend the entire week debating the 2013 Budget, which will introduce another €13.5 billion in budget cuts.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands
# Greece
# Greece

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands

Oct 23rd 2012, 9:05 PM 4,682 Views 37 Comments

Left-leaning partners in the coalition are rejecting Troika demands to make it easier to sack workers.

# greek-economy - Monday 1 October, 2012

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump
# Income
# Income

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump

Oct 1st 2012, 8:46 AM 5,797 Views 7 Comments

Disposable incomes in Irish households fell by more than in every other EU country between 2009 and 2011 – except for Greece.

# greek-economy - Monday 20 August, 2012

European leaders begin week of crucial meetings on Greece's future
# Crunchzeit
# Crunchzeit

European leaders begin week of crucial meetings on Greece's future

Aug 20th 2012, 4:41 PM 2,267 Views 22 Comments

The week began today with a meeting of Greece and Germany’s foreign ministers, which ended with stern words from Germany.

# greek-economy - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Greek leaders agree on €11.5 billion of new cuts
# Greece
# Greece

Greek leaders agree on €11.5 billion of new cuts

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:50 PM 2,293 Views 1 Comment

Antonis Samaras has convinced his junior coalition partners to drop their objections to further austerity measures.

# greek-economy - Monday 23 July, 2012

IMF refuses to deny reports that it may cut Greek funding
# Pulling The Plug?
# Pulling The Plug?

IMF refuses to deny reports that it may cut Greek funding

Jul 23rd 2012, 3:33 PM 3,728 Views 23 Comments

Der Spiegel says the IMF wants out of Greece as soon as the ESM kicks in in September – and the IMF won’t deny it.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Spanish auction sees cost of short-term loans rocket... again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Spanish auction sees cost of short-term loans rocket... again

Jun 19th 2012, 11:05 AM 2,776 Views 14 Comments

Spain sold off €3 billion in 12-month bills, but paid the price as investors continued to demand a high premium for their money.

# greek-economy - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

This is what happens to Greece if it leaves the euro
# Be Warned
# Be Warned

This is what happens to Greece if it leaves the euro

May 30th 2012, 9:23 AM 5,673 Views 34 Comments

Greece’s largest commercial bank has painted a picture… and it’s not pretty.

Pro-bailout party retains narrow lead in Greek opinion polls
# Greece
# Greece

Pro-bailout party retains narrow lead in Greek opinion polls

May 30th 2012, 8:51 AM 824 Views 4 Comments

New Democracy is likely to get 23.4 per cent of the vote next month, with the anti-bailout Syriza on 22.1 per cent.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

# greek-economy - Friday 11 May, 2012

Radical Left coalition to meet Socialists in last bid to form Greek government
# Greece
# Greece

Radical Left coalition to meet Socialists in last bid to form Greek government

May 11th 2012, 2:08 PM 2,204 Views 49 Comments

If Alexis Tsipras and Evangelos Venizelos can’t agree a common platform, a second election will be almost certain.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Radical Left coalition to begin attempts at forming Greek coalition
# Greece
# Greece

Radical Left coalition to begin attempts at forming Greek coalition

May 8th 2012, 8:52 AM 1,202 Views 30 Comments

Alexis Tsipras will try to form a government after the largest party, New Democracy, said it would not be able to govern.

# greek-economy - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Juncker hails "unique opportunity" as Greece gets new bailout funds
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Juncker hails "unique opportunity" as Greece gets new bailout funds

Mar 14th 2012, 2:10 PM 830 Views 3 Comments

Eurozone members have agreed to release the first €39.4 billion of funds under Greece’s second bailout programme.

# greek-economy - Friday 9 March, 2012

Success for Greece as huge majority of investors agree to bond swap
# Greece
# Greece

Success for Greece as huge majority of investors agree to bond swap

Mar 9th 2012, 7:32 AM 2,156 Views 19 Comments

The biggest sovereign bond swap in history will unltimately see 95.7 per cent of investors agree to write down their debts.

# greek-economy - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Prime numbers: The week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: The week in stats

Feb 25th 2012, 6:59 PM 2,962 Views 0 Comments

Debts, draw-downs, state assets and lunar rock – all of that, and more, in your weekly numerical wrap-up.

# greek-economy - Monday 20 February, 2012

# greek-economy - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Doubts remain over approval of Greece's second bailout
# Greece
# Greece

Doubts remain over approval of Greece's second bailout

Feb 15th 2012, 10:33 AM 1,333 Views 23 Comments

A meeting of eurozone finance ministers due today has been put back until Monday, due to concerns over “political assurances”.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Greece’s budget deficit for 2012 is already €1bn bigger than expected
# Hell-as
# Hell-as

Greece’s budget deficit for 2012 is already €1bn bigger than expected

Feb 14th 2012, 1:15 PM 2,217 Views 41 Comments

Greece expected its income for January to be 8.9 per cent higher than last year. It actually fell… by 7 per cent.

# greek-economy - Friday 13 January, 2012

Greece may face full default after talks with bondholders falter
# It Never Rains...
# It Never Rains...

Greece may face full default after talks with bondholders falter

Jan 13th 2012, 5:21 PM 3,232 Views 14 Comments

Talks between Greece and its bondholders have “paused for reflection” but may be on the verge of total collapse.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jan 3rd 2012, 8:05 PM 6,749 Views 5 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Priory Hall residents ask Taoiseach to intervene, a reprieve for the Irishmen who fought Hitler, watch out for 125kmh winds, and more…

Greece: If we can't finalise second bailout, we'll have to leave the euro
# Greece
# Greece

Greece: If we can't finalise second bailout, we'll have to leave the euro

Jan 3rd 2012, 4:29 PM 5,154 Views 42 Comments

The Greek government warns that talks to finalise a default on some sovereign bonds have the euro’s future at stake.

# greek-economy - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,444 Views 5 Comments

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions
# Bond Auctions
# Bond Auctions

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions

Dec 13th 2011, 12:25 PM 1,286 Views 1 Comment

There’s little respite for Greece, though, which is asked to pay a higher yield on an experimental auction of short-term bonds.

# greek-economy - Monday 21 November, 2011

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt

Nov 21st 2011, 4:09 PM 12,008 Views 55 Comments

The pan-European ESCP business school says Ireland could get rid of €184bn in debts – by simply cancelling them out with others.

# greek-economy - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

EU leaders approve banking bailout plan, while Greek talks continue
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

EU leaders approve banking bailout plan, while Greek talks continue

Oct 26th 2011, 8:51 PM 463 Views 25 Comments

Leaders agree to recapitalise weak banks by next summer, though it is reported that talks on Greek haircuts have hit a snag.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Italian government - and Eurozone - on the brink over debt deal
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Italian government - and Eurozone - on the brink over debt deal

Oct 25th 2011, 9:44 PM 542 Views 7 Comments

Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition is divided on implementing reforms demanded by the EU, leading to the cancellation of some of tomorrow’s summits.

# greek-economy - Saturday 22 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Oct 22nd 2011, 8:05 PM 2,187 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Seán Gallagher in pole position for the Áras, 2,000 march to Occupy Dame Street, was Muammar Gaddafi the richest man alive? Plus: the Rubik’s Cube world record…

Greece to be hooked on bailouts for a decade, says Troika report
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greece to be hooked on bailouts for a decade, says Troika report

Oct 22nd 2011, 2:28 PM 430 Views 8 Comments

A document prepared for finance ministers, leaked to the press, says bondholders may be burnt to the tune of 60 per cent.

# greek-economy - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

# greek-economy - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Greece secures €8bn bailout loans - with a slap on the wrist
# Greece
# Greece

Greece secures €8bn bailout loans - with a slap on the wrist

Oct 11th 2011, 1:51 PM 413 Views 1 Comment

The Troika concludes a review mission to Athens – likely to approve new loans, but with damning words about economic reform.

# greek-economy - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Trichet's last ECB meeting not likely to see cuts to rate
# ECB
# ECB

Trichet's last ECB meeting not likely to see cuts to rate

Oct 6th 2011, 8:28 AM 145 Views 0 Comments

The ECB’s monthly meeting today is the latest before Jean-Claude Trichet hands over the reins at the European Central Bank.

# greek-economy - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default

Oct 4th 2011, 7:50 AM 312 Views 10 Comments

Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.

# greek-economy - Monday 3 October, 2011

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:00 AM 451 Views 11 Comments

The shrinking Greek economy means the austerity drive will not be enough to ensure that the government deficit is within targets.

# greek-economy - Friday 30 September, 2011

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote
# Greek Tragedy?
# Greek Tragedy?

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote

Sep 30th 2011, 9:43 AM 157 Views 4 Comments

US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.

# greek-economy - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Greek government secures €2bn property tax ahead of EU-IMF showdown
# Greece
# Greece

Greek government secures €2bn property tax ahead of EU-IMF showdown

Sep 28th 2011, 8:14 AM 258 Views 5 Comments

The Troika are in town today, the day after massive protests greeted the passage of a new property tax through parliament.

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