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ELA ceiling for Greek banks again lowered; BoG points to improved liquidity
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ELA ceiling for Greek banks again lowered; BoG points to improved liquidity

Panos - Jul 21, 2017

The European Central Bank's (ECB) governing council on Thursday lowered an emergency funding cap - the Emergency Liquidation Assistance (ELA) mechanism -- for Greek banks by 1.1…

Greece says can return to bond markets even without ECB buying
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Greece says can return to bond markets even without ECB buying

Panos - Jun 30, 2017

Greece’s short-term objective is to return to bond markets and this will be possible even without the inclusion of its bonds in the European Central Bank’s asset-buying…

Mario Draghi: No talks on QE for Greece at the moment
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Mario Draghi: No talks on QE for Greece at the moment

Panos - Jun 27, 2017

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi ruled out any prospect of Greece being included in the quantitative easing (QE) programme for the time…

ECB lowers emergency funding cap for Greek banks to 43.6 bln euros
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ECB lowers emergency funding cap for Greek banks to 43.6 bln euros

Panos - Jun 23, 2017

The European Central Bank lowered the cap on emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) Greek banks draw from the domestic central bank by 600 million euros to 43.6 billion…

CNBC: Greek bonds could feature on ECB’s balance sheet, just not now
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CNBC: Greek bonds could feature on ECB’s balance sheet, just not now

Panos - Jun 14, 2017

"As we have made clear in the past, specificity on debt measures is a necessary condition for the Governing Council of the ECB to examine purchases of…

Bloomberg: ECB Said to Be Unlikely to Include Greece in QE in Coming Months
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Bloomberg: ECB Said to Be Unlikely to Include Greece in QE in Coming Months

Panos - Jun 13, 2017

The European Central Bank is unlikely to include Greek bonds in its asset-purchase program for the foreseeable future, a person familiar with the matter said, as European…

ECB wants legal documents on Greek debt from Eurogroup
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ECB wants legal documents on Greek debt from Eurogroup

ilias1 - Apr 30, 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) wants the Eurogroup in May to provide legal documents on Greece's debt to include the country in its quantitative easing (QE) program…

ECB keeps emergency funding cap for Greek banks unchanged
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ECB keeps emergency funding cap for Greek banks unchanged

makis - Feb 16, 2017

The European Central Bank maintained the cap on emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) Greek banks draw from the domestic central bank at 46.3 billion euros ($49.22 billion), the…

Bank of Greece: ELA ceiling for banks reduced by €100 million
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Bank of Greece: ELA ceiling for banks reduced by €100 million

Panos - Oct 05, 2016

The emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) from the European Central Bank was reduced by a further 100 million euros, announced the Bank of Greece on Wednesday. According to…

ECB reportedly pressing Athens for action on massive NPLs problem
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ECB reportedly pressing Athens for action on massive NPLs problem

Panos - Sep 02, 2016

The current state and prospects for the crisis-battered Greek banking system was, as expected, as the center of talks in Frankfurt on Thursday between Danièle Nouy, who…

ECB lowers emergency funding cap for Greek banks to 58.6 bln euros
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ECB lowers emergency funding cap for Greek banks to 58.6 bln euros

Panos - Jul 07, 2016

The European Central Bank lowered the cap on emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) Greek banks draw from the domestic central bank by 2.5 billion euros to 58.6 billion…

ECB announces reinstatement of waiver for Greek bonds
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ECB announces reinstatement of waiver for Greek bonds

Panos - Jun 23, 2016

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank announced that it will reinstate the waiver for Greek government bonds on Wednesday evening, effective as of the 29th…

ECB considers the reinstatement of waiver for Greece
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ECB considers the reinstatement of waiver for Greece

makis - Jun 22, 2016

The European Central Bank is considering the possibility of reinstating the waiver to allow Greek government bonds to be used as collateral in ECB lending. This announcement…

ECB considers the reinstatement of waiver for Greece
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ECB considers the reinstatement of waiver for Greece

Panos - Jun 22, 2016

The European Central Bank is considering the possibility of reinstating the waiver to allow Greek government bonds to be used as collateral in ECB lending. This announcement…

Greece back on ECB agenda at Vienna meeting
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Greece back on ECB agenda at Vienna meeting

Panos - May 30, 2016

The ECB, expected to hold fire on monetary policy at its meeting on Thursday, will likely focus instead on welcoming Greece back into the fold of fully-fledged…

Return to markets will take some time for Greece
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Return to markets will take some time for Greece

chris1 - May 29, 2016

Whether Greece will be able to leave behind the era of successive bailout programs and return to normalcy depends on its ability to obtain consistent access to…

Greece back on ECB agenda at Vienna meeting
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Greece back on ECB agenda at Vienna meeting

chris1 - May 29, 2016

The ECB, expected to hold fire on monetary policy at its meeting on Thursday, will likely focus instead on welcoming Greece back into the fold of fully-fledged…

ECB lowers ELA to Greece ahead of Eurogroup
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ECB lowers ELA to Greece ahead of Eurogroup

Panos - May 05, 2016

As Greece is preparing for another Eurogroup meeting on May, to discuss its economic programme review with EU Finance Ministers, the European Central Bank (ECB) has lowered…

The ECB is set to decide the fate of the 500-euro banknote
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The ECB is set to decide the fate of the 500-euro banknote

Panos - May 04, 2016

The European Central Bank is set to decide on Wednesday the fate of the 500-euro banknote, which many people associate with money laundering, the black market and…

ECB starts buying EFSF-issued bonds held by Greek banks, offering capital gains
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ECB starts buying EFSF-issued bonds held by Greek banks, offering capital gains

Panos - Apr 26, 2016

The European Central Bank has implemented the first European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) bond acquisitions from Greek banks, in accordance with a decision by the Eurosystem to…