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Fitch Ratings Upgrades Greece to BB+ Outlook Stable IDR

Fitch Ratings upgraded Greece's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to "BB+" on Friday. The previous rating was "BB". The Outlook is now Stable. The news is positive for the Greek economy, which has been on a bumpy road since...

New Study Highlights Deficiencies in Greek Industry

Although the Greek economy has progressed significantly since it was plunged into the depths of financial hell during the government debt crisis of 2009, Greek industry still lags behind, according to a policy paper published late last year. The policy...

OECD Lauds Greece on Recovery; Warns of Growth Slowdown

The recovery of the economy in Greece from the COVID-19 crisis was strong, supported by the continuation of reforms, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in an Economic Survey on Greece released on Tuesday. It warned, however,...

NY Capital Link Forum to Address Economy, Investments in Greece

The prospects for the Greek economy and investments will be at the forefront of discussion at the Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum, which will be held at the Metropolitan Club in New York on December 9th. “Sustaining Growth &...

IMF: Greece to Return to Primary Surpluses in 2023

Greece will return to primary surpluses from 2023 and remain on a course of reducing its public debt, the IMF said in its Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday. The Fund sees the general government's primary surplus at 0.9% of...

Periptero: An Integral Part of Everyday Life in Greece Might Become History

The kiosk, or ''periptero,'' as Greeks call it, is an integral part of everyday life in Greece, selling everything from newspapers and cigarettes to snacks, soft drinks and ice creams. However, the economic crisis, the pandemic, and new consumer...

Greece Sixth for Most Cryptocurrency ATMs in European Union

Even with little awareness of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Greece ranks sixth in terms of the number of cryptocurrency ATMs. This is out of twenty-seven European member states. There are currently sixty-four active ATMs for usage, mostly concentrated in the...

Rockefeller International: Greece’s Economy Among ‘Seven Wonders’ of the World

Greece's economy is among the seven wonders of the world, Ruchir Sharma, Chair of Rockefeller International writes in the Financial Times. He says that Greece defies the prevailing pessimism on the economic prospects throughout the world. The other six nations...

Greek Budget Revenues Exceed Targets in August

Greek budget revenues exceeded targets by 1.4 billion euros in August and by 5.6 billion euros in the January-August period, according to data released on Friday. Commenting on this development, Alternate Minister Theodore Skylakakis said: "Tax revenue significantly over-performed in...

Greece’s GDP Expands by 7.7% in the Second Quarter

Greece's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 7.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2021, data showed on Wednesday. According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority, GDP increased by 1.2 percent in the second quarter of...