The Turnover Index in Industry remained in negative territory for the second straight month falling at an accelerating pace by 9.8 percent in April from -1.2 percent in March, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The April reading indicates the highest drop since December.
Greek tax revenue as a percentage of GDP rose to 33.7 percent in 2012 from 32.4 percent in 2011, according to data provided by Eurostat this week. Greek ratios remain well below both the eurozone average (39.5 percent in 2011 and 40.4 percent in 2012) as well as the EU average (38.8 and 39.4 percent respectively).
The European Commission (EC) published an economic paper titled “The puzzle of the missing Greek exports” showing that Greece’s export performance is dramatically lagging behind, yet its export potential could be enormous.
The results of the second exercise period of Alpha Bank’s warrants showed that 60.9 million warrants were exercised at the predefined price of 0.4576 euros.
HFSF 2013 annual report unveils accumulated losses of 15.1 bln and potential recovery value of 34.4 bln
The Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF) issued its 2013 annual report, which revealed some important financial information related to the Fund’s activities throughout last year.
The evolution of turnover indices for the services sector showed 8 out of the 14 services activities posted a contraction in Q1 2014, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece’s central government net balance to May on a cash basis showed the deficit narrowing by 74.4 percent to 1.88 billion from 7.32 billion last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Alpha Bank announced today it signed an agreement for the acquisition of Citigroup’s Greek retail banking business, also including Diners Club of Greece. This is the second major Μ&Α transaction for Alpha after the acquisition of Emporiki Bank by Credit Agricole in 2012.
The Bank of Greece (BoG) issued its Monetary Policy 2013-14 report on June 12, which is the last official publication by the current governor George Provopoulos, who will be succeeded by the former Finance Minister next week.
Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding fell by 11.3 billion euros in May, the highest monthly drop since January 2013, according to the Bank of Greece's (BoG) monthly financial statement.