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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.

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.

Greece seen ending recession in respite for Samaras

livemint.com — Confirmation that Greece has pulled out of its worst recession since World War II may help Prime Minister Antonis Samaras follow Ireland, Portugal and Spain out of a rescue program. Photo: Reuters Athens: Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is looking to the economy for some relief.

Greek Recession Seen Ending in Respite for Samaras

bloomberg.com — Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is looking to the economy for some relief. After his plan to sever the international lifeline keeping the country afloat was shouted down by investors, a return to growth may serve as a reminder of the recovery.

Greece Exited Recession in Second Quarter: EU Commission

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Greece's gross domestic product expanded in the second quarter on a seasonally-adjusted basis, ending the worst recession since World War II for the country at the center of Europe's debt crisis, according to the European Commission.

Eurobank, National Bank Plans May Cut Capital Gap to Zero

bloomberg.com — Greece's Eurobank Ergasias SA (EUROB) and National Bank of Greece SA 's pledged restructuring measures may cut the 2.7 billion-euro ($3.4 billion) capital shortfall uncovered by European regulators to almost zero.

Cyprus GDP upgrade seen as boosting bailout exit plans

ekathimerini.com — By Radoslav Tomek and Marcus Bensasson A European Union accounting change has improved Cyprus's public-finance outlook more than any other euro-zone nation, raising the prospects it will exit a bailout program ahead of schedule and sell bonds this year.

Cyprus GDP Upgrade Boosts Bailout Exit Plans

bloomberg.com — A European Union accounting change has improved Cyprus's public-finance outlook more than any other euro-zone nation, raising the prospects it will exit a bailout program ahead of schedule and sell bonds this year.

Samaras’s Crumbling Greek Exit Gets No Backing From Economists

bloomberg.com — Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) - Antonis Samaras's plan for Greece to exit its bailout early is crumbling in the face of a market rejection. Economists say it might not have been such a good idea anyway.
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Nov 18, 2014

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Nov 14, 2014

@NewsJefferson Salmond to Sturgeon. Just one measly consonant frustrating sub-editors accross the land.

Nov 14, 2014

Only off by 3.6 percentage points in 2013 estimate. Prophetic. RT @Darlington_Dick: @zerohedge Greecovery bit.ly/1x11ZFg



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