Deposit outflow at 550 mln in Oct, led by a decline in corporates
Re-opening of benchmark bond fetches 200 mln at steep yield of 4.44 pct
In another cautious move, PDMA fetches 975 mln for 5 yrs at variable rate
S&P leaves Greece a notch away from investment grade as outlook blurs
Fitch leaves rating unchanged at 'BB', sees small recession and primary deficit next year
Yields rise, but Greek debt still partly shielded from market headwinds
Rising yields, market turbulence limit government's fiscal options
It seems that the Finance Ministry toying with the idea of countering inflation by reducing VAT and special consumption taxes on fuel and basic goods only lasted about a week, partly due to developments on the bond market, which have been exacerbated by the ECB signalling last Thursday that it is set to tighten monetary policy this year.
The finance and economy ministers both argued this week that reducing indirect taxes are not an option on grounds of fiscal prudence. Previously, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and other ministry officials had suggested that many options were on t...
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