Athens gearing up for new bond issue amid favourable market conditions

EconomyProgramme Tags: Debt, IMF, Markets
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Greek authorities appear to be working in parallel on the two goals Athens has set following the completion of the second post-programme review: To issue another sovereign bond and to pay off some of Greece’s debt to the International Monetary Fund before it matures.

Friday’s Eurogroup decision, which also led to the activation of almost 1 billion euros in debt relief measures, has paved the way for Athens to move ahead with its plans to tap the markets again and to discuss with its lenders the early repayment of ne...

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