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
Building permits leap by 42.9 pct in Nov, taking year-to-date rise to 27.5 pct
EC expects milder recession of 0.3 pct in 2016, sees debt to GDP at 178.8 pct in 2017
In its spring economic forecasts released on Tuesday, the European Commission (EC) lowered its estimates for Greek GDP contraction to 0.3 percent in 2016 from 0.7 percent expected in early February. EC noted that the slower than initially anticipated recession this year is largely due to the more moderate adverse trends in the second half of 2015.
In specific, domestic demand is seen remaining in negative territory in 2016, while the drop in consumption is expected to be partly offset by a positive net exports on the back of another year of strong tourism performance and positive contributions fr...
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