With a clear win of ‘No’ vote in Greek referendum, the situation for Greek banks is expected to remain on the brink with a negative outlook.
An extraordinary meeting was held on Friday afternoon to assess the liquidity position of Greek banks after the imposition of capital controls on June 29.
The interest rate on Greek households’ new time deposits marginally slipped for the second straight month by 1 basis point (bp) to 1.81 percent in May from 1.82 percent in April, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
The IMF published today the preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) that has not, however, been agreed with the other institutions nor approved by its Executive Board.
The ECB Governing Council decided yesterday to maintain the Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) funding of Greek banks at current levels. Moreover, despite earlier rumors, the ECB did not take any decision on an increase on the haircut applied to ELA collaterals.
Following S&P and Fitch, Moody’s downgraded on Wednesday Greece’s government bond rating by one notch to Caa3 from Caa2, while rating is on review for further downgrade.
Along with the letter sent by the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday requesting a new 2-year loan from the ESM and extension of the second bailout programme for a short period, the government sent also a 2-page letter to the heads of the institutions.
The imposition of capital controls accompanied by a bank holiday for 6 working days starting from June 29 until July 6 had a series of negative repercussions on the life of Greek citizens and the economy.
Greece’s Manufacturing PMI eased by 1.1 points to 46.9 in June from 48 in May, according to Markit. The headline figure indicates the second lowest reading in the last two years, while remains below the 50-point mark implying a contraction for the tenth successive month.
The turnover of Greece’s retail trade index fell for the sixth straight month in April at an accelerating pace of 3.3 percent from a downward revised 0.6 percent in March, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).