Piraeus snaps up share in MIG to complete series of corporate moves
Piraeus Bank announced on May 14 its third major corporate development in the last two months, following the successful completion of a 1.75-billion- euro capital increase in late March and a senior unsecured bond issue of 500 million in mid-March.
April saw first rise in Greek banks' Eurosystem funding this year
Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding increased by 1.27 billion in April, showing a monthly rise for the first time since December 2013, according to the Bank of Greece's (BoG) monthly financial statement.
Greek bank capital increases: A breakdown of what has been achieved
National Bank of Greece (NBG) was the last of the four Greek core banks to complete its share capital increase this month, raising 2.5 billion on May 9.
Primary budget surplus passes 1-bln mark for 2014 but revenue shortfall widening
Greece’s budget execution showed a primary surplus of 1.05 billion euros in the first four months of 2014 from a primary deficit of 306 million in the corresponding period last year, according to the preliminary data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday.
Building activity continues to crumble, falling by 20.7 pct in Feb
Greek building activity (as measured by the number of building permits) retained on a downward curve for the third straight month in February, retreating by 20.7 percent according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Tourist arrivals in Greece up 18.7 pct in 2013 but lower average spending points to missed potential
International tourist arrivals soared by 18.7 percent to 20.11 million in 2013, while travel receipts increased by 16.4 percent to 12.15 billion euros, according to the Bank of Greece’s (BoG) final data.
CPI down 1.3 pct in April as Greece remains in deflation for 14th month
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) eased 1.3 percent in April, unchanged from the previous month, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greek industrial production falls in March after three months of rises
The Greek Industrial Production Index (IPI) dropped 3.1 percent in March, from an upward revised 3.1 percent increase in February, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Car registrations continue to rise; up by 9.1 pct in April
Cars going into circulation for the first time showed a year on year (YoY) increase for the eighth straight month in April, rising by 9.1 percent according to Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).
Jobless rate drops for fifth month to 26.5 pct in Feb but employed also falling
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate eased for a fifth successive month in February, edging down to 26.5 percent from a downwards revised 26.6 percent in January, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).