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Greece Examining Full Lift of Banking Restrictions

The Greek government is reportedly expected to lift all banking restrictions - in place since June 2015 – in the coming fall.

Greek Business Bodies: Restoring Market Trust Key After Banking Limits Lift

Greek business and trade bodies are expressing satisfaction with the government’s decision to do away as of September 1 with capital restrictions.

Greece Examines Lifting Banking Limits After Bailout Exit

As Greece prepares to exit its bailout program in August, the government is looking into ways to further ease and ultimately lift capital controls.

Study Shows Greeks Still Distrust Banking System

More than half of all Greeks distrust the banking system according to a study focusing on capital restrictions, conducted by business consultants Alvarez & Marsal.

Greece Still Lags Behind EU Average in Online Payments

Despite the changing banking and purchasing landscape, Greeks are still not opting to make online transactions for their banking needs, a European Central Bank study reveals.

Qatar Airways Continues to Support Seafarers During the Pandemic

Qatar Airways is looking forward to continue doing business with the maritime industry as the world moves into a recovery year from the Covid-19 pandemic.

UK Recovery Roadmap Sees Int’l Travel Resuming After May 17

Non-essential international travel from England is not expected to re-open until May 17 at the earliest, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

How to ‘Click in Shop’ in Greece – Guidelines

The Regional Chamber Council of Attica has released a set of guidelines for consumers regarding the operation of retail stores with the "click in shop" method.

Greece’s Hotel Chamber President Re-elected to HOTREC Executive Committee

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos has been re-elected as an Executive Committee (ExCom) Member of HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés.

A Collection of Greek Legislation and Regulations Concerning Covid-19 and Tourism

GTP Headlines provides a collection of some of the most important Covid-19 measures taken in Greece, which have been formally adopted by legislative acts in the Hellenic Parliament.

OECD Forecasts Post-Covid Slowdown of the Greek Economy

The Greek economy is expected to suffer a blow once the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, due to its heavy reliance on tourism, according to the OECD.

Greece Lifts Last Capital Controls After Four Years

Greece will lift its last remaining capital controls four years after cash restrictions were imposed to safeguard the country’s banking system from the economic crisis.

Greek Deposit Inflows Slowly Picking Up Pace

Private sector deposits at Greek banks picked up pace in the summer months on back of improved tourism figures and following the third bailout deal.

Greek Banks ‘Warm Up’ to the Tourism Sector

The positive prospects for Greek tourism in 2017 were discussed between the Hellenic Banking Association and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

KEPE: Six Ways to Leave Capital Controls Behind Us

If Greece wants to regain investor confidence, which will in turn attract investment and thus lead to economic recovery, capital controls must become a thing of the past, the Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) said in a report.

Latest Capital Control Changes for Greece

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos approved the further relaxation of capital controls last Friday in efforts to efforts to boost confidence in the country’s banking system and pave the way for new deposits.

Capital Controls in Greece Scaled Back Some More

Greece’s international lenders have indicated that they will go ahead and approve the further relaxation of capital controls imposed on June 28 last year in efforts to boost confidence in the country's banking system and bring back more than 15 billion euros in “elusive”...

Katseli: Greece could Lift Capital Controls within Months if Three Terms are Met

Capital controls in Greece could be lifted soon if three important terms are met, Hellenic Bank Association head Louka Katseli said on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Greece-Germany Business Forum in Berlin.

Greece: Capital Controls Still On, Central Bank Calls on ECB to Show ‘Good Will’

Despite several changes announced last week to the capital controls which were implemented in July 2015 amid Greek political havoc and eurozone uncertainty, bank officials say the restrictions to our personal deposits will be with us most likely until the end of 2016.

Survey: #GReality – Business in Greece Under Capital Controls

Over half of the businesses in Greece are now facing a new and difficult economic reality, following the imposition of capital controls and restrictions on banking transactions in the country, according to a survey released on Monday by Endeavor Greece.
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