Falling T-bill yields underline market confidence in Greek debt, promise lower servicing costsEconomy
The positive mood in Greece’s public debt market is showing no signs of letting up and was again reflected in the 26-week auction of T-bills that took place on Wednesday.
Bonds enjoy great buoyancy but remain some distance from investment gradeEconomy
Greece’s borrowing costs have enjoyed an unprecedented period of buoyancy this year, which included the benchmark 10-year bond yield dropping from 4.4 percent in early 2019 to marginally below 2 percent yesterday.
Strong investor demand for 7-year bond, yield settles at record low of 1.9 pctEconomy
Greece’s debt management agency (PDMA) completed its debt issue strategy for 2019 with the issuance of a 2.5 billion, 7-year bond on Tuesday, which carried a coupon of 1.875 percent.
Athens gearing up for new bond issue amid favourable market conditionsEconomyProgramme
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.
PDMA releases details of 10-year bond, highlighting strong interestEconomy
Greece’s Debt Management Agency (PDMA) has provided the details of the country’s second bond issuance of the year last week, which was the first 10-year benchmark since 2010 – a last foray before Athens lost market access and signed the first bailout.
Details of bond issue give Athens boost in bid to establish market accessEconomy
Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) issued on Friday night the details of the first bond issuance since the country exited its third adjustment programme in August 2018.
Second post-MoU review set to begin as Athens eyes return to bond marketsEconomyProgramme
The second review of the enhanced surveillance period is due to get underway in earnest on Tuesday, when the institutions’ mission chiefs are expected to hold their first meeting of the year in Athens with government officials.
PDMA sets out plans to build on recent market forays with bond issues in 2019Economy
Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) issued this week its finance strategy for next year, which also outlines how the country’s market access since the summer of 2017 has been progressively built and gives a detailed profile of Greece’s current debt structure.
Falling bank shares prompt coalition to take closer lookPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chaired a hastily-arranged meeting of top government officials on Wednesday after a sharp decline in bank shares on the Athens Stock Exchange led to Greek lenders and their difficulties coming under scrutiny.
Hole in Folli Follie’s accounts leads to resignations and spooks investorsEconomyCorporates
Beleaguered Greek jewellery and fashion accessory retailer Folli Follie Group limped to the end of the summer with no end in sight to their troubles.