Unemployment edges down to 16.3 pct in March as inactives approach 3.5 mln
Greece raises another 2.5 bln with reopening of sought-after 10-yr bond
IMF raises outlook on Greek debt sustainability to merely 'uncertain'
Updated privatisation plan seeks to make up for ground lost in 2020
Covid recession bumped pension spending to 18 pct of GDP in 2020
Greece draws another 3 bln from bond markets as debt strategy continues at pace
What is the state of play with Greek banks?
Having suffered huge losses due to the PSI last year, completed a series of M&A that reshuffled the domestic banking landscape and successfully recapitalised in June, Greek banks remain at the forefront of domestic corporate developments. Their stock performance, with gains in excess of 50 percent over the past three months, has also triggered increased interest from the investment community. Although not out of the woods yet, they appear ready to tackle with upcoming challenges from a better capital position amid a more optimistic macro outlook for the first time since the beginning of the crisis.
Last year started with the implementation of PSI, which resulted in a 24.1-billion-euro net loss for the four core banks (namely Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank and Piraeus Bank), while the total loss for the sector stood at 31.9 billion. At the end...
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