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
BoG: Growth could be 2 pts lower than expected, inflation may reach 7 pct
IMF urges caution on public finances
DBRS moves Greece a notch closer to investment grade as Moody's holds off
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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