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Greek Government Reporter — Bloomberg News

Bloomberg reporter covering Greek economy, banks, politics, serious stuff. Views my own and retweets are probably the baby eating the phone.

Samaras summons bond vigilantes with euro exit talk

ekathimerini.com — By Marcus Bensasson As he enters a critical week for his premiership, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has awoken the bond market to the dangers of a political rupture in Greece. Samaras will put forward his candidate for the presidency in the first of three votes on Dec.

Samaras’s Talk of Euro Risks Awakens Bond Vigilantes

bloomberg.com — As he enters a critical week for his premiership, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has awoken the bond market to the dangers of a political rupture in Greece. Samaras will put forward his candidate for the presidency in the first of three votes on Dec. 17 in a process that risks toppling his government.

Samaras Appeals to Lawmakers’ Principles and Pocketbooks

bloomberg.com — With his choice for the presidency, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made an appeal to Greek conservatives -- and to the self interest of opposition lawmakers. Nominating Stavros Dimas, a 73-year-old former European commissioner, offers conservatives in the 300-seat parliament a candidate in line with their values, and gives Samaras a chance of staying in office.

Greek Bank Shares Plummet Amid Concern on Political Outlook

bloomberg.com — Greek banks posted the biggest decline in two months after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he will begin the process of selecting a new president next week, a move that could trigger an immediate election. FTSE/Athex Banks Index fell 14.4 percent at 3:30 p.m. in Athens, the largest intraday decline since Oct.

Greek Firebrand Tsipras Soothes Investors as Power Draws Closer

bloomberg.com — As Alexis Tsipras moves closer to winning power in Europe's most indebted country, he's trying to convince bond investors they have nothing to fear. The 40-year-old leader of Greece 's biggest opposition party alarmed an entire continent at the height of the euro area crisis in 2012, when he came close to snatching an election victory on a promise to withdraw from the country's bailout agreement.

Greece Said to Weigh IMF Role in Credit Line in Samaras Reversal

bloomberg.com — Greece is considering bowing to external pressure and accepting a full role for the International Monetary Fund in its next aid deal with European Union authorities, according to three officials with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

Greeks Will Always Have Paris as Breakthrough Is Elusive

bloomberg.com — Representatives of the Greek government and its international creditors left Paris with little to show after failing to break a deadlock over Greece's future financing in talks that ran deep into the night.

Greece Submits Budget With Troika Talks Still at Impasse

bloomberg.com — Greece submitted its 2015 budget to parliament without prior sign-off from its international creditors as talks with them remained stalled. The plan sees the government posting a budget surplus before interest payments of 3 percent of gross domestic product next year, or 5.6 billion euros ($7 billion) compared with a forecast of 2.9 percent of GDP in an earlier draft of the budget last month, Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras told reporters in Athens today.

Greece emerges from bailout-riddled recession

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Greece Exits Recession After Crisis That Put Euro at Risk

bloomberg.com — Greece ended its worst recession in more than a half-century, emerging from a period marked by two bailouts and financial-market turmoil as the country teetered on the brink of a euro exit. Gross domestic product increased 0.7 percent in the third quarter, according to data from Eurostat, the European Union's statistics office, which resumed publishing quarterly figures today.
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Dec 17, 2014

RT @andretartar: check out @business's 'Pessimist's Guide to 2015' based partly on great survey by the very talented @catarinasaraiva! bloom.bg/1wfmZIO

Dec 16, 2014

RT @Schuldensuehner: Now €965bn to go! #ECB Balance sheet keeps shrinking. Has shrank by €3.3bn as banks have repaid €14bn in LTRO loans. pic.twitter.com/O1v9gjxPrA

Dec 16, 2014

RT @Independent: Northern Soul fans bid over £11k for Darrell Banks record so rare it has collectors 'sobbing' ind.pn/1wcXIin pic.twitter.com/B1OMHPDc92

Dec 15, 2014

RT @LorcanRK: Tweeting this one just for the headline: "Brazilian Barons Become Five Slaughterhouse Billionaires" bloom.bg/16nxtfk via @Business



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