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ESM survey sees 8-12.5 billion-euro damage from 'bad bank' plan

The Greek state will suffer a loss of between 8 and 12.5 billion euros from the implementation of a Bank of Greece's plan to set up a "bad bank" to absorb Greek banks' non-performing loans, a survey on "Lessons from Financial Assistance to Greece" conducted under the guideance of Joaquin Almunia, former EU Economic Affairs Commissioner for the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), said on Thursday.

  • Published in Economy

Greek banks will place over 7 bln euros in the bond market

Greek banks will be able to place approximately 7 to 8 billion euros in the bond market from March when according to all indications the ceiling set by the European Central Bank on Greek banks' purchases of Greek state long term bonds will be lifted.

  • Published in Greece
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