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Posts in Economy
Following January’s five-year bond issuance, which raised 2.5 billion, along with Moody’s upgrading the country’s sovereign credit rating to B3 from B1 and Fitch’s confirming its own rating at BB-, last Tuesday Greece issued its first 10-year bond since the country entered the debt crisis nine years ago.
Contributor: Dimitris Smyrnakis
A decade on from the global financial crisis that led to Greece enduring painful austerity and an asset base collapse, the country is on a gradual road to recovery.
Contributor: Robert Quartly-Janeiro
For two successive years, China has been Germany’s most important trading partner. In 2017, the trade volume between both countries reached 186,6 billion euro. Germany’s second most important trading partner was The Netherlands with 177 billion euro, followed by the United States (173 billion euro) and France (169 billion euro).
Contributor: Jens Bastian
Since 2008, the increasingly close ties between Greece and China have caught the attention of the world media and there has been plenty of speculation about where this ‘romance’ is heading.
Contributor: Plamen Tonchev
The French say: “The absent are always in the wrong.” The saying is quite correct, at least as far as the unification process in Europe is concerned.
Contributor: Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos