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ECB’s Nowotny: Turn ESM into European Monetary Fund for Greece’s Bailout

Veteran European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny has backed turning the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) into a IMF-styled lender and for it taking over...

ECB: Greek Banks Stress Tests Results Due in May

The European Central Bank's stress test of Greek banks is still expected to be completed in May despite a delay in a pan-European check. The...

Possible NBG Bond Buy by ECB Could Offer Support to Greek Economy

The European Central Bank could buy covered bonds issued by the National Bank of Greece under its asset purchase scheme, providing indirect support for...

ECB Profits from Greek Bond Holdings at €7.8 Billion

The European Central Bank has made nearly €8bn in profits from its holdings of Greek government debt, according to a written response provided by...

ECB Move to Ask for 100% Coverage of NPLs to Hurt Greek Banks

A move by the European Central Bank to ask eurozone banks to set aside enough cash to cover 100% of their non-performing loans (NPLs) over...

Greek Bank Stress Tests by ECB may Come Earlier Next Year

The European Central Bank may bring forward its stress test of Greek banks next year, finalising data well before Greece is due to exit...

ECB Official: Putting Off Reforms Could Complicate Bailout Review

The Greek government should not put off agreed bailout reforms or it could “complicate” an upcoming bailout review by its foreign creditors, a European...

ECB Still Concerned Over Sustainability of Greek Debt

ECB board member Benoit Coeure fired a warning shot over the prospects of Greece joining the quantitative easing programme (QE), by saying that the...

ECB Head Mario Draghi Puts QE on Hold

"Until sufficient details are given on debt-related measures, serious concerns remain about the sustainability of Greek government debt," noted ECB head Mario Draghi. In...

Draghi: ECB Waiting for Measures That will Make Greek Debt Sustainable Long-Term

The European Central Bank (ECB) is waiting for the measures that will make Greek debt sustainable in the long-term in order to decide on...

Greece has a Strong Negotiating Position, Gov’t Spokesman Tzanakopoulos Says

Greece has a strong negotiating position, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Monday in statements to ANT1 TV. As he said, the goal is...

Papademos’ Condition Still Stable, Latest Medical Bulletin Says

The condition of former Greek premier Lucas Papademos continues to be "haemodynamically stable" while the progression of the wounds he sustained as a result...

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