Credit growth accelerates to 3.2 pct in May, led by loans to businesses
PBO urges continued fiscal discipline amid growing instability
Rising bond yields a concern, but not an immediate fiscal problem
OECD finds tax cuts linked to pandemic helped reduce wedge on labour
Reopening of 7-year bond affirms tougher conditions on sovereign debt market
S&P moves Greece closer to investment grade, puts focus on budget and growth
Finance Ministry grapples with escalating cost of pandemic
Finance minister Christos Staikouras announced on Monday that the cost of support measures for the economy in the first quarter alone will come to 5.9 billion euros – close to 80 percent of the amount budgeted for the whole year.
With tighter lockdown restrictions announced on Tuesday, those estimates are already looking dated.
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