Financial Times  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Brussels still at odds with IMF, pushing rescue tussle into election season  Feb 16  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Delaying the agreement on the bailout for Greece will carry costs for all, and not just for Athens, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said Thursday. Lenders are forced to choose between working hard to...
Reuters  Feb 16  Comment 
European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders on Thursday to conclude a bailout review quickly to avert fresh uncertainty hovering over the crisis-hit nation and warned that a stalemate could harm its nascent economic recovery.  Feb 15  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Researchers claim to have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial crisis. Existing prediction systems failed to...  Feb 15  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Greece's EU measure of inflation climbed for the second straight month in January to the strongest level in nearly five years, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Wednesday. The harmonized index of...  Feb 14  Comment 
Athens’ refusal to further austerity intensifies standoff over €86bn aid package that requires government to implement economic reforms The standoff between Greece and its creditors has escalated, with the embattled Athens government vowing...
Clusterstock  Feb 14  Comment 
LONDON — Greece is poised to call in Rothschild, one of the oldest financial firms in the world, to help it navigate its current debt crisis, according to a report in the Financial Times. The FT reports that Greece is about to appoint...
Financial Times  Feb 14  Comment 
Athens seeks to end long-running creditor stand-off and avert default
Forbes  Feb 13  Comment 
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Greece ranked 42nd in the list of countries by GDP per capita, with $339.2 billion GDP in 2009 estimates. Its economy is dominated by the public sector, which accounts for approximately 40% of its GDP, followed by the tourism industry that accounts for 15% of GDP. Other important sectors include food processing, tobacco, textiles, chemicals (including refineries), pharmaceuticals, cement, glass, telecommunication and transport equipment.[1] Ever since Greece joined the EU, it became a major beneficiary of EU aid. On top of that, the replacement of drachma to the Euro currency gives Greece the access to competitive loan rates and also to low rates of the Eurobond market. This improved consumer spending dramatically, boosting economic growth to approximately 4% per year between 2003 and 2007.[2]

Greece's sovereign debt crisis Greece was not spared from the international financial crisis. In 2010, a burgeoning government deficit (12.7% of GDP) and mounting public debt (113% of GDP in 2009) led to concerns about Greece defaulting.


  1. TDS - Greece, Europe
  2. CIA World Fact Book 2010

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