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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...

Greek FinMin: We Can Borrow From Markets Without QE

Greece can borrow from the markets without the inclusion of its bonds in the European Central Bank's quantitative easing (QE), Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday. Even though Greece completed the second evaluation of the bailout program, the ECB...

Greek Debt, Quantitative Easing Out of the Eurogroup Agenda

Despite Greece's high hopes, debt relief and inclusion in the European Central Bank quantitative easing program are two issues that will not be discussed in Thursday's Eurogroup. The only thing that Athens will get in the meeting of euro zone...

Bloomberg: European Central Bank Unlikely to Include Greece in QE Soon

The European Central Bank is unlikely to include Greek bonds in its quantitative easing (QE) program for the foreseeable future, a Bloomberg report says. The ECB decision is based on the reluctance of European creditors to offer Greece substantial debt...

Athens to Seek Debt Relief Solution at EU Summit, Probably Loses QE Program

Greek government sources said late on Thursday evening that Athens would reject the solution proposed at the June 15 Eurogroup and transfer the issue to the June 22 EU Summit. The decision came after leaked statements by European officials who...

Berlin Takes Initiative to Facilitate Greece's Participation in QE Program

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the initiative to help Greece enter the European Central Banks' quantitative easing (QE) program, provided that Athens agrees to implement fiscal measures amounting to 2% of GDP, a Kathimerini report says. According to the...

ND on Eurogroup Meeting: Greek Government Attempting to 'Fool' Its People

The return of the institutions to Athens is accompanied by additional concessions, painful measures and the government’s negotiating failures, New Democracy said on Monday after the end of the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels. “Once again, the government is attempting to...

ECB Has No Set Timeline to Include Greece in QE Program

The European Central Bank has not yet specified a timeline to include Greece in its 80-billion-euro a month asset purchase program, says a Reuters report. In a letter sent to European lawmakers, ECB President Mario Draghi said that Greece does...

ECB Reinstates Waiver for Greek State Bonds

The European Central Bank has decided to reinstate the waiver to allow Greek state bonds to be used as collateral in ECB lending, thus allowing Greek banks to get cheaper loans. ECB said the decision was taken as the council...

Bloomberg: Greek FinMin Admits Grexit Still on Table

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said that Greek bonds will soon be eligible for the European Central Bank's asset-purchase program, in an interview with Bloomberg. He pointed to the benefits of this, including the gradual recovery of investor confidence. Greece...