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US, UK investors explore opportunities in Greece

UK and US funds controlling assets of some €15bn have been visiting Greece to meet leading corporates and policymakers in a roadshow organised by broker and investment bank Exotix.

12 Apr 2013

Morgan Stanley: Worries on Greece are starting to dissipate

Greece’s recovery hasn’t started yet, but soft data are becoming less bad, as the shocks that hit the Greek economy, including euro exit worries, are starting to dissipate, and bank deposit flows now look fully stabilised, according to economists at Morgan Stanley.

04 Apr 2013

Idea that Greece is an emerging country is wrong, says Ashmore's Jan Dehn

Jan Dehn, co-head of Research at Ashmore Investment Management says Greece should not be considered an emerging country for investment purposes, rather a developed country with a credit problem.

21 Mar 2013

Greece faces bumpy road to recovery, say JPMAM's Toschi and Elliott

Maria Toschi and Tom Elliott, global strategists at JP Morgan Asset Management, see recovery in Greece - but it will be a bumpy ride.

07 Mar 2013
Thumbs down

Russell Indexes reclassifies Greece from DM to EM

Greece will be downgraded from a developed to an emerging market when Russell Indexes carries out its annual index reconstitution.

04 Mar 2013

Greece tops poll on financial literacy among Europe's retail investors

A poll among 5,500 people conducted by ING Investment Management across 11 European countries found that Greek retail investors have the best financial literacy rates.

03 Dec 2012
Fingers crossed

Greece still needs a long-term growth plan, says AllianceBernstein's Darren Williams

Darren Williams, senior European economist at AllianceBernstein, says that the latest 'bailout' of Greece looks as much of a fudge as those previously implemented.

29 Nov 2012

Barclays: Greece's agreement is right, but not sufficient

Measures announced yesterday by the ‘Troika' to unblock a package of measures worth €44bn for Greece, are steps in the right direction, but will not be not sufficient to reduce the public debt of the country substantially, and to restore debt solvency by 2020, according to Fabio Fois, European economist at Barclays.

27 Nov 2012

Greece pressured by "reform fatigue", says ING's economist Verhagen

Despite today's statement of EU commissioner Olli Rehn, who confirmed that an aid package for Greece could be signed next week, the debt sustainability of the country remains a key issue, according to Willem Verhagen, senior economist at ING Investment Management.

22 Nov 2012

Greece - Crisis, what crisis? - asks Signature's MD Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris, managing director of Signature, considers the underlying political and economic fundamentals delaying proper rescue of Greece.

22 Nov 2012

Euro area still in denial about Greek failure - AllianceBernstein

The latest delay by euro area finance ministers on approving funding to Greece reflects deep disagreement about how to reduce current unsustainable debt levels, according to Darren Williams, senior European economist at AllianceBernstein.

13 Nov 2012

Greece approves austerity package with razor thin majority

Greece's government has approved with a thin margin an austerity package needed to unlock new aid from Europe, following a day of violent protests outside the Parliament in Athens.

08 Nov 2012

Greece could still exit the euro for its own good, Oanda

Sovereign downgrades, especially the one recently announced by Moody's on Spain, create a more risk-averse environment for investors, affecting in turn the cost of capital and sentiment in the market, according to Dean Popplewell, currency analyst at foreign exchange platform Oanda.

26 Oct 2012

'Grexit' could cost €674bn to top 42 economies, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Greece's exit from the eurozone could result in a global economic crisis and affect the US, China and other emerging economies, as well as Southern member states and their EU partners, according to research by Prognos AG on behalf of the German foundation Bertelsmann Stiftung.

17 Oct 2012

Crédit Agricole sells Emporiki to Alpha Bank for €1

Crédit Agricole has agreed to sell its Greek banking arm Emporiki to Alpha Bank AE for €1, following six-years of consecutive losses from the firm, severely hit by the sovereign-debt crisis.

17 Oct 2012


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