Eurozone authorizes US$6.72-billion payment to Greece despite election results
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:28 EDT - Financial Post
Eurozone governments kept Greece afloat on Wednesday after agreeing to authorize a payment of 5.2 billion euros (US$6.72-billion) from the region’s bailout fund, despite opposition from some member states following the Greek election results
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone governments kept Greece afloat on Wednesday after agreeing a payment of 5.2 billion euros from the region's bailout fund, despite opposition from some member states following the Greek election results. After a conference call, the board of the European Financial Stability Facility, the 700 billion euro bailout fund administered by the 17 countries that use the euro, agreed to make the scheduled payment, which will allow Greece to meet near-term bond redemptions and other obligations. An initial 4. ...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone governments kept Greece afloat on Wednesday after agreeing to authorize a payment of 5.2 billion euros ($6.72 billion) from the region's bailout fund, despite opposition from some member states following the Greek election results.
One hundred and ten of Greece’s best beaches are on sale by Greece’s privatization agency, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) in the name of supposed 'development' and 'utilization of public assets' as the prerequisite for receiving more handouts from the Troika. "This sale of the land must happen," explains one Greek civil servant, "we need this now, quickly. Tell the Russians and the Qataris to hurry up!"
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants to bundle three tranches of aid to Greece into one payment of more than 44 billion euros, German newspaper Bild said on Tuesday, citing German government sources. A German finance ministry spokeswoman, asked to comment on the Bild report, said no final decision had yet been made on next loan payments to Greece. Bild said the payment would comprise the 31.3 billion euros dating from the second quarter that Greece hopes to receive soon to avert bankruptcy along with further tranches of 5 billion euros and 8.3 billion euros for the third and fourth quarters. ...
By Colin Lokey:On July 20, the ECB announced it would no longer accept Greek sovereign debt as collateral. Left without any viable alternatives and facing a looming 3.2 billion euro payment due Aug. 20 on a bond held by the ECB, Greece subsequently requested that the amount of short-term bills the Bank of Greece was allowed to accept as collateral in exchange for euros be raised.