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Eurostat: Greek unemployment rate eased to 21.7 pct in April

Greek unemployment rate eased to 21.7 pct in April from 22 pct in March, Eurostat said in a report released here on Monday. In the Eurozone, the unemployment rate eased to 9.1 pct in June from 9.2 pct in May -the lowest level since February [...]

Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday

Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, on the first trading session of August, leaving behind a negative July in the market. The general index rose 0.68 pct to end at 817.74 points, off the day’s highs of 822.36 [...]

ΙΟΒΕ: Greek economic sentiment index up significantly in July

Greek economic sentiment index rose significantly in July to 98.2 points, from 94 points in June, to its highest level since February 2015, the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) said on Tuesday. In its monthly survey, IOBE [...]

Greek Purchasing Managers’ Index up to 50.5 points in July

Business conditions in the Greek manufacturing sector improved in July, with the Purchasing Managers’ Index -PMI- rising to 50.5 points, surpassing the 50-point level signaling its return to growth course for the second time after August [...]

Hellenic Statistical Authority: Retail sales volume up 0.3 pct in May

Retail sales volume grew 0.3 pct in May compared with the same month in 2016, but fell 6.0 pct compared with April 2017, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday. The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that the volme of retail [...]

IELKA: Greek consumers positively assessing supermarkets

Greek consumers are positively assessing their purchasing experience in large supermarket chains, a survey by IELKA (the Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods) said on Monday. The survey said that consumers believed that the strongest [...]

Greek stocks remained under pressure on Thursday

Greek stocks remained under pressure pushing the general index of the market below the 820-point level on Thursday. Selling activity focused on bank shares and the shares of PPC. The general index fell 1.39 pct to end at 818.63 points, with [...]

Nine tax and customs officials found with unexplained wealth, Public Revenues Authority says

Nine employees of the former general secretariat for public revenues – now the Independent Authority for Public Revenues (AADE) – have been found to have assets whose origin cannot be explained during audits of their wealth statement [...]

The Guardian: Greece successfully holds first bond sale since 2014, but economists say crisis isn’t over – as it happened

The news that Greece has put its toe back into the financial markets, and not seen it bitten off, helped cheer investors in Europe on Tuesdat. All the main stock markets rallied, with Britain’s FTSE 100 ending 57 points (0.8%) higher. The [...]

AP: Greek bond issue marks milestone in recovery from bailout

Greece’s first attempt to finance itself on bond markets since 2014 raised 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) Tuesday from investors attracted by a high rate of return, in an encouraging sign that the country will be able to smoothly exit [...]