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Greek banks can handle capital needs in ECB test: rescue fund CEO

Any capital shortfalls that the European Central Bank finds this fall at Greece's four big banks will be manageable, the head of the country's bank bailout fund told Sunday's Kathimerini newspaper in an interview.
Reuters: July 20, 2014

'Greece's recovery is not sustainable without new loans'

ANA/MPA---Greece's recovery is not sustainable without new loans, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras said on Thursday.
July 10, 2014

Greek banks' bad loans rose to 31 pct in Q3 2013 -banking source

Non-performing loans held by Greek banks rose to about 31 percent of their total loan book at the end of the third quarter last year from 29.3 percent at the end of the first half, a banker told Reuters on Wednesday.
February 26, 2014

George Soros: 'Economic conditions in Greece have improved'

Economic conditions in Greece have improved, global investor George Soros said in an interview with the German newspaper 'Der Spiegel' on Sunday, when asked if he would invest in the country.
February 23, 2014

ECB's Mersch tells Greece another debt relief only last resort

European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch urged Greece on Friday to push on with reforms to bring the country back to growth without relying on more debt relief.
Reuters: November 9, 2013

Asmussen: Much has been accomplished in Greece

European Central Bank executive board member Joerg Asmussen said Monday criticism of Germany΄s economic model from the U.S. Treasury and the International Monetary Fund is only partially justified.
Capital.gr: November 4, 2013

A reply to the SOS

Greece is locked in unreason and the future is not so bright.
Thomas Colignatus: June 12, 2012

A cheap moratorium on stigma in eurozone debt

The EU is in a pressure cooker with interest rates that suffer from stigma, i.e. irrational fears of default that become rational and self-fulfilling because the higher rates of interest imply a reward.
Thomas Colignatus: January 30, 2012

An economic plan for Europe

Greece may actually help the EU if she learns how to value and respect the advice of economic scientists.
Thomas Colignatus: November 4, 2011

On the Verge

The leaders of Germany and France represent now far more than their electorates, and responsibility is crucial.
Paris Karagounis: June 21, 2011