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
Eurozone periphery condemned to low wages, demand, EC study suggests
A research paper by an economist at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), which was initially published online this week by accident, withdrawn and then released again the next day, provided more fuel for the austerity debate in the euro area. The findings of the paper, which were first noted by Kathimerini's Brussels correspondent Nikos Chrysoloras, go against the Commission's policy recommendations during the crisis. These include fiscal consolidations that put more emphasis on the expenditure side.
The paper also casts doubt on the decisions taken by core euro area countries, particularly Germany, which has been setting the tone for the overall eurozone policy process since Greece ignited the broader euro crisis back in 2010. The paper concludes t...
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