Latest MoF data show that general government cash deficit narrowed by 51.4% y-o-y to €9,656m in 11M’12 from €19,872m last year, with primary balance recording a surplus of €2,314m from deficit of €3,644m in 11M’11. Advertisements
Top-4 (core) banks released 9M’12 (as well as H1’12) results on December 20 & 21. Unlike previous quarters, the key focus was on the disclosure of their capital needs rather than their financial performance, which mainly reflected the prevailing adverse … Continue reading
MoF final data (on a modified cash basis) on Greek budget execution (released on December 24) depicted a softer performance in November compared to that of the previous month, yet all key budget items continued to outperform targets.
Latest BoG data show that Greek banks’ ECB funding slightly eased by €0.9bn m-o-m to €5.6bn in November from €6.5bn in October. At the same time, BoG liquidity provided to Greek banks through the ELA mechanism marginally rose by €0.5bn … Continue reading
MoF preliminary data (on a modified cash basis) on Greek budget execution (released on December 10) depicted a softer performance in November compared to that of the previous month, yet all core budget items continued to outperform targets.
Latest Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data show that non-seasonally-adjusted Q3’12 GDP shrank 6.9% y-o-y, 0.3pp better than the initial figure of 7.2% released on November 14. According to ELSTAT, the difference is due to September monthly data for imports and … Continue reading
Latest MoF data show that general government cash deficit narrowed by 53.4% y-o-y to €9,383m in 10M’12 from €20,114m last year, with primary balance recording a surplus of €2,312m from deficit of €4,244m in 10M’11.
BoG released on December 3 its interim report on Monetary Policy. We summarize below the key highlights: The latest developments in Greece and the EU send out positive signals. Greece is mobilising both at home and abroad to make up … Continue reading
An updated draft MoU dated on November 27 details the identification of Greek banks’ capital needs and their recapitalisation process. Note that the recapitalisation framework was released by MoF through by a cabinet ministerial act on November 12.
Latest BoG data depict that Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding slightly eased in October with a c€23bn shift from ECB to ELA funding. In particular, ECB funding dropped by €23.7bn or 78.5% m-o-m to €6.5bn in October, while BoG liquidity provided … Continue reading
According to latest BoG data, credit contraction in the Greek market slightly accelerated to 4.8% y-o-y in October from 4.5% in September, with balances reaching €230.7bn corresponding to 117.4% of GDP.
According to latest BoG data, deposit [private sector] flow remained positive for second consecutive month in October with inflows at €1.0bn from €1.16bn in September and slight outflows of €0.24bn in August.
Following a 12-hour Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on November 26/27, eurozone FinMins and the IMF reached the long-awaited agreement on Greece including debt buyback, significant extension of maturities, reduction of interest rates, deferral of interest payments and return of SMP … Continue reading
Speaking at the European Parliament on November 22, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn delivered a very positive statement on Greece, ahead of the upcoming Eurogroup due on November 26:
MoF final data (on a modified cash basis) on Greek budget execution confirmed preliminary figures (released on November 12) depicting a significantly improved performance in October compared to that of September with budget and primary balance recording a surplus for … Continue reading
According to the latest debt bulletin released by MoF today, central government debt (excl. debt guaranteed by the central government) stood at €303.51bnat the end of Q3’12 unchanged from the previous quarter’s figure of €303.53bn.
According to latest BoG data, C/A balance showed a surplus in September – for third month in a row – at €775m from deficit of €1,069m last year, reflecting a decrease in trade deficit by €700m or 34.1% to €1,351m, … Continue reading
According to flash estimates, released by Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), recession accelerated in Q3’12 with non-seasonally-adjusted GDP (at constant prices) contracting 7.2% y-o-y in Q3’12 from 6.3% y-o-y in Q2’12.
Through the release of a ministerial cabinet act, MoF unveiled on November 12 the long-awaited Greek bank recapitalisation scheme. Although, most of the announced terms were rumoured or leaked in the local press in the past few weeks, there was … Continue reading
MoF preliminary data (on a modified cash basis) on Greek budget execution (released on November 12) depicted a significantly improved performance in October compared to that of September with monthly budget and primary balance recording a surplus for second time … Continue reading