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Greece Seeing More Tourists — But They Spend Much Less

According to a study published on Tuesday by the Bank of Greece, tourism revenues, measured on a per capita basis, have declined in Greece over the last several years. This finding came as a bit of a surprise, as Greece...

Greece's Private Sector Bank Deposits Drop for Second Month

Greece's private sector bank deposits dropped for two consecutive months, in October and November of 2018, according to data released by the central bank of Greece on Thursday. The decrease represented 90 million euros in total, and stands in stark contrast to...

Bank of Greece Presents Plan to Slash Non-Performing Loans by 47%

Τhe Bank of Greece on Thursday presented a plan to reduce Greek banks' non-performing loans by up to 47 percent. Greek banks currently hold the highest level of such loans in Europe. The non-performing loans are a huge burden for banks...

Bloomberg: 'Central Bank of Greece To Cut Bad Debts of Banks in Half'

  The Central Bank of Greece is working on a plan to cut in half all the bad debts that burden  Greek banks, according to a news report published by Bloomberg on Tuesday. This move is expected to strengthen trust in...

Bank of Greece: Interest Rates to Remain Low

Interest rates will remain at low levels for the forseeable future and European central banks could continue using quantitative easing (QE) tools, according to a report by the Bank of Greece said on Thursday. The report was presented by Dimitris...

Sea Tourism Estimated to Account for 3.5 percent of Greek GDP

The importance of sea tourism for Greece's economy was once again affirmed, in data released by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE). According to these figures, sea tourism, including sea cruises, yachting, and shipping, accounted for approximately...

BoG Governor Stournaras: 'We Need To Shield The Greek Economy Against International Turmoil'

Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras in an interview with Greece's 'Parapolitika' newspaper on Saturday stressed the need to shield the Greek economy against international turmoil. "The international economic climate is not so friendly as some believe," Stournaras noted,...

Climate Change will Cost Greece €700 Bln by 2100, BoG Chief says

Climate change will cost the Greek economy €701 billion cumulatively by 2100, Bank of Greece governor Yiannis Stournaras said on Monday during a conference on sustainable development. According to an analysis that quantifies and classifies the expected climatic risks for...

Greece has 'a Long Way to Go' after Bailout, Bank of Greece Chief says

Greece still has "a long way to go," said Bank of Greece Governor Yiannis Stournaras in light of Monday's official end of the country's third bailout program. In an interview with Kathimerini newspaper Sunday edition said that there are still...

Bank of Greece Governor: Country Must Continue with Reforms

"The markets are waiting to see whether Greece will honor its commitments regarding the implementation of additional measures after the (bailout) program ends on August 20," said Bank of Greece Governor Yiannis Stournaras. Stournaras spoke to the Financial Times saying...