Athens Digest 30.04.2019

• Greece misses S&P upgrade, expects huge primary surpluses and accepts lower growth target • Mitsotakis makes investment-grade pledge • China eyes banking presence in Greece • Bruegel’s Darvas: Clock ticking for tax fix # Greece missed out on a widely anticipated sovereign upgrade, as Standard & Poor’s held the national rating at B+ with a positive outlook. … Continue reading Athens Digest 30.04.2019

Athens Digest 25.04.2019

• Government eyes post-Easter benefit binge despite creditors’ concern • ESM’s approval procedure for early IMF repayment will be triggered after Greece submits official request • Labour Minister Achtsioglou mulls pension reimbursement plan • Hellenikon project wins key approval # The government is finalising plans for pre-election relief measures to be announced after the Orthodox Easter … Continue reading Athens Digest 25.04.2019

Athens Digest 23.04.2019

• Greece officially requests early IMF loan repayment • Poll gives ND strong lead for both European and general election • Doctors lose compensation case • Britons taking pre-Brexit holidays, helps Greek tourism figures # According to MinFin sources, Greece submitted an official request to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) for the repayment of part of its IMF … Continue reading Athens Digest 23.04.2019