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Direct, indirect tax collection beats targets for Q1 2017; VAT remittances slump
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Direct, indirect tax collection beats targets for Q1 2017; VAT remittances slump

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Tax revenues exceeded a first-quarter 2017 target by 228 million euros, reaching 9.516 billion euros in total. Based on Greek…

Energy issues on agenda of creditors’ reps in Athens on Tues.
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Energy issues on agenda of creditors’ reps in Athens on Tues.

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Creditors' top auditors and negotiators return to Athens on Tuesday for high-level talks aimed at finally concluding the second review…

China eyes sending over 1.5 mln tourists in the medium term
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China eyes sending over 1.5 mln tourists in the medium term

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Beijing is setting a medium-term target for a tenfold rise in Chinese visitors to Greece, who as of this summer…

Bill in the works to make state jobs permanent
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Bill in the works to make state jobs permanent

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

The government is preparing to honor a pledge to offer permanent status to civil servants in key posts of the…

SZ: Schaeuble eyeing ‘European Monetary Fund’ for over-indebted EZ members; default clause included
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SZ: Schaeuble eyeing ‘European Monetary Fund’ for over-indebted EZ members; default clause included

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Suddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday reported that powerful German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is promoting the creation of a “European Monetary…

Tax “tsunami” drowns Greeks
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Tax “tsunami” drowns Greeks

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

A large number of Greek taxpayers and households are unable to pay their taxes, as hyper taxation has generated 2.6…

Greek bond yields tumbled on Monday
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Greek bond yields tumbled on Monday

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Greek 10-year government bond yields fell sharply on Monday to a four-month low of 6.54 percent. This was on news…

Ivan Savvidis buys Thessaloniki port
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Ivan Savvidis buys Thessaloniki port

makis - Apr 24, 2017

Deutsche Invest Equity Partners (DIEP), an investment group Ivan Savvidis, the owner of football club PAOK Thessaloniki, is a part…

Greek public debt at 314.89 bln€ at end of 2016
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Greek public debt at 314.89 bln€ at end of 2016

Panos - Apr 24, 2017

Greece's public debt reached 314.89 billion euros in 2016, rising from 311.66 billion euros at the end of 2015, Greece's…

Institutions due to return for conclusion of review
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Institutions due to return for conclusion of review

Panos - Apr 24, 2017

Officials representing Greece’s lenders are due back in Athens on Monday with the aim of completing the program review and…

Thomsen: Greece, institutions are close to a staff-level agreement
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Thomsen: Greece, institutions are close to a staff-level agreement

ilias1 - Apr 23, 2017

The Director of the International Monetary Fund's European Department, Poul Thomsen, expressed optimism on Friday that Greece and its lenders…

Greek wineries head to London on April 25 for wine tasting event
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Greek wineries head to London on April 25 for wine tasting event

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

More than 70 Greek wineries will travel to London next week for a special wine tasting event for sector representatives…

Initial estimates show Greek budget primary surplus for 2016 at 3.9% of GDP
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Initial estimates show Greek budget primary surplus for 2016 at 3.9% of GDP

ilias1 - Apr 22, 2017

Preliminary estimates by Greece's independent statistical authority (EL.STAT) on Friday showed a primary budget surplus for 2016 reaching 3.9 percent…

Primary surplus chokes market
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Primary surplus chokes market

makis - Apr 21, 2017

The state’s fiscal performance last year has exceeded even the most ambitious targets, as the primary budget surplus as defined…

IMF admits to misjudging economic performance
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IMF admits to misjudging economic performance

makis - Apr 21, 2017

As the government hailed official figures putting last year’s budget surplus eight times the size of the target set by…

Regling: Greece may return to the markets before end of bailout program
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Regling: Greece may return to the markets before end of bailout program

Panos - Apr 21, 2017

Greece’s fiscal consolidation has been positive and strong and the country could return to the markets before the end of…

Primary surplus of 2016 to be eight times higher than planned
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Primary surplus of 2016 to be eight times higher than planned

Panos - Apr 21, 2017

Last year’s primary surplus ranged between 3.8 and 4.1 percent of gross domestic product, Finance Ministry sources said ahead of…

Tsipras calls on creditors to stop punishing Greece
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Tsipras calls on creditors to stop punishing Greece

Panos - Apr 21, 2017

In an opinion article published in the Wall Street Journal, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras called on the country’s creditors to…

Record arrivals in Athens in 1st 3-month period
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Record arrivals in Athens in 1st 3-month period

Panos - Apr 21, 2017

The percentage of arrivals in Athens rose by 14% in the first 3-month period, according to data presented in a…

EFKA revenues down 180 mln euros
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EFKA revenues down 180 mln euros

makis - Apr 20, 2017

Provisional data from the General Secretariat for Social Security show that February’s payments to the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA)…