High participation rate helps bond swap tick box
Greece continues debt management with swap of bonds worth 30 bln
Retail sales continue their rise in July as consumer confidence improves
Rating agencies concur in improved prospects for Greece
Fitch upgrades Greek rating to B-, sees debt sustainability improving
Greece completes first bond issue in three years, eyes more on way out of programme
Greece's 2014 fiscal gap suddenly appears bigger, much bigger
Just one week after the Greek Finance Ministry submitted to Parliament the draft budget for 2014 - which sees a primary surplus of 2.9 billion euros, or 1.6 percent of GDP – European Central Bank executive board member Joerg Asmussen appears to have put the economic plan in some doubt, while testing the limits of Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras’s positivity.
It is widely known from previous reviews that in troika jargon when a mission is stopped until “technical work is completed” it means there is a disconnect between the two sides and a gap in views which needs to be bridged, usually so the final, shared ...
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