Lenders acknowledge reforms, flag up tricky fiscal path aheadEconomyProgramme
Greece managed to clear on Wednesday the fourth post-programme review for this year and the third since the pandemic broke.
EC forecasts 9 pct dip followed by 5 pct recovery but new lockdown not factored inEconomyMacroeconomy
The European Commission published on Thursday the economic forecasts for Europe within the context of the 2020 autumn forecasts.
Revised GDP data shows 1.9 pct growth in 2019, taking 2017-2019 upward streak to nearly 5 pctEconomyMacroeconomy
As part of the second estimate for the national accounts and the regular cycle of base year revision that takes place every five years, the Hellenic Statistical Authority revised 2019 GDP data and the annual series base year to 2015, from 2010.
IMF sees big dip of 9.5 pct for GDP in 2020 before mild recovery of 4.1 pct next yearEconomyMacroeconomy
The International Monetary Fund has issued its updated macroeconomic forecasts for Greece within the framework of the World Economic Outlook and the Fiscal Monitor released within as part of the IMF’s Annual Meetings.
Draft budget sees EU funds fuelling recovery of 7.5 pct in 2021, after 8.2 contraction this yearEconomyMacroeconomy
The Finance Ministry tabled in Parliament on Monday the draft budget for 2021 in which the Greek authorities see a substantial recovery next year that will offset most of the losses suffered in 2020 due to the pandemic.
IMF sees GDP shrinking by 9.5 pct in 2020, warns about pace of fiscal consolidationEconomyProgramme
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded on Friday its second post-programme monitoring mission, which took place remotely, by publishing the staff concluding statement.
BoG sees 7.5 pct recession, EU funds boosting GDP by 1.9 pct annuallyEconomy
Speaking at an online event organised by a local think-tank, Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras presented the central bank’s updated estimates regarding the impact of the pandemic on the economy.
GDP falls by 14 pct QoQ in Q2 and by 15.2 pct YoY to reach historic lowEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) GDP fell by 14 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020 after a revised decrease of 0.7 percent in Q1 2020, provisional estimates from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) revealed on Thursday.
Fitch keeps rating at 'BB', sees GDP contraction of 7.9 pct in 2020Economy
Fitch re-affirmed Greece’s credit rating to ‘BB’ on Friday night, maintaining the stable outlook.
EC trims 2020 recession forecast to 9 pct, but 2021 recovery also slashedEconomyMacroeconomy
The European Commission slightly revised its forecasts for Greece in the interim Summer forecast released on Tuesday, compared to the Spring forecasts that were released at the beginning of May.