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US faces twin deficit crisis, Roundtable with Donald Kohn

US faces twin deficit crisis, Roundtable with Donald Kohn
Commentary: US faces twin deficit crisis By Desmond Lachman in Washington The US trade deficit has widened steadily over the past two years, reaching a record high of almost $1tn annually. As a result of Washington’s expansive budget policy at this late stage in the economic cycle, analysts expect...
November 5th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Euro will not survive if Italy fails, Assessing a decade of QE

Euro will not survive if Italy fails, Assessing a decade of QE
. Commentary: Euro will not survive if Italy fails By Desmond Lachman in Washington An Italian debt default would trigger a European banking crisis with global economic and financial market ramifications. Italy is the euro area’s third largest economy. If it fails, the single currency cannot survive....
October 9th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Finance | Read More

Five proposals for post-programme Greece, OMFIF-KfW meeting in Singapore

Five proposals for post-programme Greece, OMFIF-KfW meeting in Singapore
Commentary: Proposals for post-programme Greece By John Mourmouras in Athens After eight years of hardship, Greece is finally emerging with renewed optimism. Although the international economic environment is relatively volatile at the moment, I have long believed that the Greek case is manageable for...
October 8th, 2018 | Banking, Country Profiles, Events, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

Argentina and the IMF – Take Two, Absa Africa Financial Markets Index

Argentina and the IMF – Take Two, Absa Africa Financial Markets Index
Argentina President Mauricio Macri Commentary: Argentina and the IMF – Take Two By Mark Sobel in Washington Amid a plunging peso and falling confidence in Argentine economic policy, President Mauricio Macri turned to the International Monetary Fund for the second time in three months. His government...
October 4th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets | Read More

Promise and peril in Ethiopia, Islamic private equity podcast

Promise and peril in Ethiopia, Islamic private equity podcast
. Commentary: Promise and peril in Ethiopia By Ben Robinson in London Ethiopia stands out among a handful of African countries that have recently rid themselves of incumbent leaders in pursuit of better governance and accountability. So far, the country has gone further and faster than others in revising...
October 3rd, 2018 | Country Profiles, Finance, News | Read More

Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects

Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects
Radost Ivanova. Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects By James Brewer Bulgaria is promoting itself as a magnet for business investment, with Sofia the prime destination; but imminently one of the biggest focuses of attention will be a place 130 km distant from the capital and which has...
June 9th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Country Profiles, Markets | Read More

“Greece out of crisis? Building a competitive economy”

“Greece out of crisis? Building a competitive economy”
l to r: Prof. Kevin Featherstone, Michael Tsamaz, Dr. Vassili Apostolopoulos and Nikos Drandakis “Greece out of crisis? Building a competitive economy” – A Hellenic Bankers Association-UK & Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics panel discussion about the future of Greek...
May 25th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Events, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work

IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work
Far-sighted: ambassador Beruchashvili and Nino Kharadze. IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work By James Brewer  Diplomats accredited to the International Maritime Organization, secretariat leaders, entrepreneurs and colleagues gathered for a special event at the London...
December 20th, 2017 | Country Profiles, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Greek Real GDP +0.3 QoQ% / +1.3 YoY% in 2017Q3

Greek Real GDP +0.3 QoQ% / +1.3 YoY% in 2017Q3
Global Economic & Market Outlook- Focus Notes (8 December, 2017) Greek Real GDP +0.3 QoQ% / +1.3 YoY% in 2017Q3 Growth remains on a positive territory for a third quarter in row, however it decelerates relative to 2017Q2 On December 4th 2017, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) published...
December 8th, 2017 | Country Profiles, Markets | Read More

Greece: 3rd Economic Adjustment Programme.

Greece: 3rd Economic Adjustment Programme.
Global Economic & Market Outlook- Focus Notes (13 October, 2017) Greece: 3rd Economic Adjustment Programme. Progress and short-term outlook The present report summarises the latest developments in the implementation of the 3rd Economic Adjustment Programme for Greece and provides an overview of...
October 13th, 2017 | Country Profiles, Markets, Reports, Statistics | Read More

Greece: January – August 2017 State Budget Execution…

Greece: January – August 2017 State Budget Execution…
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Monday, October 9 2017) Greece: January – August 2017 State Budget Execution, General Government Arrears & 2018 Draft Budget According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – August 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit...
October 9th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Person Profiles, Reports | Read More

From a vicious to a virtuous cycle? Turning Greece into an attractive investment destination…

From a vicious to a virtuous cycle? Turning Greece into an attractive investment destination…
Eurobank Economy & Markets  From a vicious to a virtuous cycle? ‘Turning Greece into an attractive investment destination: Opportunities and Challenges’   Co-authored by: Nikolaos Karamouzis, Chairman of Eurobank Ergasias S.A.  & Chairman of the Hellenic Bank Association Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Group...
September 27th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

CYPRUS – S&P sovereign review: outlook changed to positive

CYPRUS – S&P sovereign review: outlook changed to positive
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note CYPRUS – S&P sovereign review: outlook changed to positive (Monday, September 18, 2017) On September 15th , in line with expectations, S&P affirmed the long-term sovereign rating of Cyprus at BB+ but at the same time it changed the outlook...
September 18th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, September 8 2017)

Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, September 8 2017)
Greece: January – July 2017 State Budget Execution & July 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – July 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca €1.35 bn, ca €0.93 bn narrower relatively to the respective Medium Term 2018-21...
September 8th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017)

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017)
Greece’s parliament building Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017) Greece: January – June 2017 State Budget Execution & June 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – June 2017, the budget...
August 8th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

The determinants of euro area sovereign bond yield spreads & a valuation framework for Greek government bonds

The determinants of euro area sovereign bond yield spreads & a valuation framework for Greek government bonds
Greece Macro Monitor (24 July 2017)  The determinants of euro area sovereign bond yield spreads & a valuation framework for Greek government bonds Summary of views & key findings In this paper we present the results of an empirical study on the determinants of the sovereign bond yield spreads...
July 24th, 2017 | Country Profiles, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 18, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets retreated from recent highs in European trade on Tuesday, USD extended its recent losses and US government bond yields remained...
July 18th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Can there be a “Free Lunch” for Greece?

Can there be a “Free Lunch” for Greece?
Greece Macro Monitor (12 July 2017)  Fiscal policy relaxation in a depressed economy  – Can there be a “Free Lunch” for Greece? This study leans on the literature on regime-dependent fiscal multipliers and the existence of hysteresis effects to demonstrate that, under certain conditions,...
July 12th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, News, Reports | Read More

Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears

Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Wednesday , July 5 2017) Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – May 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca €1.24...
July 6th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices pulled further away from this week’s multi-month low although market sentiment remained fragile amid prevailing supply jitters. In reaction to higher...
June 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A quantitative assessment of the June 15 Eurogroup agreement on Greece

A quantitative assessment of the June 15 Eurogroup agreement on Greece
Greece Macro Monitor (22 June 2017)  A quantitative assessment of the agreement on Greece reached at the Eurogroup of 15 June 2017 Summary of views & key findings This study attempts a quantitative assessment of the decisions made for Greece at the Eurogroup of 15 June 2017, with particular emphasis...
June 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Greece: Jan – Apr 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017…

Greece: Jan – Apr 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017…
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, June 6 2017) Greece: January – April 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – April 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca...
June 6th, 2017 | Country Profiles, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt?

How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt?
Greece Macro Monitor (30 May 2017) How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt? Summary of views & key findings The study presented herein constitutes an update of a relevant analysis we presented in “Greece: How much relief is actually needed to restore...
May 30th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@956 struggles to survive; Geopolitics too…

The BDI@956 struggles to survive; Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point today –  “thanks” to the Capers, and now reads 956 points; on a weekly basis though it lost 58 points since last week’s 1.014. CAUTION as geopolitics can be very explosive and in …return damage the markets further. John Faraclas’...
May 19th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD was weaker across the board in European trade weighed down by a dovish shift in short-term Fed rate hike expectations following disappointing...
May 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More