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A Central Bank Cryptocurrency to Democratize Money

Central bank money has been showered, via private bankers, on the ultra-rich, while everyone else suffers stagnation and austerity. The time for change is now, and the way to do it is by creating central-bank cryptocurrency.

Piraeus Bank Records Growing Profits During 2019

Piraeus Bank of Greece announced on Monday that it grew its net profit for the full year of 2019. This increase was aided by lower operating costs and higher net interest income. Piraeus Bank is Greece’s largest lender as measured by...

Eurogroup Agrees to Return €767 Million in Bond Profits to Greece

Wednesday's Eurogroup meeting in Brussels approved the return of €767 million in Greek bond profits to Greece, as well as the cancellation of the interest rate hike imposed on part of the European Stability Mechanism's loan to Greece during...

Greece's Economy Establishes Positive Outlook in Global Markets

Greece's economy has slowly but steadily entered the zone of seeing its solvency being upgraded by major global credit rating agencies, after several years of a financial meltdown and harsh conditions. Following the recent upgrades of its solvency and its...

PM Mitsotakis Hails Establishment of Bank of China in Greece

The European section of the Bank of China officially opened its first branch in Greece after receiving an operating license from the Bank of Greece (BoG) on November 1, 2019. On October 25 the Bank of Greece informed the Industrial...

EU Approves Greece's Plan to Reduce Bad Loans

The European Commission approved on Thursday a Greek plan to reduce its bad loans at the country's banks by up to 30 billion euros ($33.04 billion), saying that the proposal did not violate state aid rules. The plan, known as...

Greece's Piraeus Bank Commits to Collective Action on Climate Change

Piraeus Bank, the largest lender in Greece, announced on Thursday its participation in a climate change initiative created by thirty-one banks around the world. The banks participating in the “Collective Commitment to Climate Action,” which represent total assets of $13...

EU Commission Approves Greece's Primary Residence Protection Plan

The European Commission issued a statement on Thursday morning in which it announced that the executive of the Union has approved Greece's plan for protecting the primary residence of Greek citizens from foreclosure. The statement notes that the Greek plan...