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Greece sees Monday deal on EU-IMF rescue funds

Greece and its international creditors hope to reach a deal by Monday on reforms including thousands of job cuts needed for the debt-laden nation to unlock further aid worth 8.1 billion euros (HK$79.9 billion).

Monday, 8 July, 2013, 12:22pm

Greeks rage at closure of state broadcaster ERT

Greece's government faced an internal revolt and public outrage yesterday over the sudden closure of state broadcaster ERT, hours after the humiliation of seeing its bourse downgraded to emerging market status.

13 Jun 2013 - 1:49am

Greece closes down state-run ERT TV and radio network

The government has closed public television and radio broadcaster ERT, in a shock move that affects nearly 2,700 jobs.

Thousands rushed to the broadcaster's main headquarters in a northern Athens suburb shortly after the announcement on Tuesday to show their support for the workers.

12 Jun 2013 - 9:21pm

Greece awakens from coma but recovery likely to be anaemic

Greek business is awakening from a coma; the long-forgotten sound of drills and hammers can be heard on Athens construction sites again while customers queue calmly at banks to deposit cash rather than to withdraw it in panic.

11 Jun 2013 - 10:58am

Greek budget targets on track, recession pushes down prices

Greece reported its budget deficit was on track to meet targets set by foreign lenders, whose inspectors arrived in Athens on Monday to measure progress under the country’s bailout program.

11 Jun 2013 - 10:29am

The IMF's public mea culpa on that big fat Greek bailout

It takes a big person to acknowledge he was wrong, and the International Monetary Fund has now repeatedly admitted to the failure of its euro-area rescue policies.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:39am

Premier Antonis Samaras says Greece can be China's gateway to Europe

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras yesterday touted his troubled but improving economy as an attractive entry point for Chinese investment into the European Union.

"Greece can become a real gateway for investment and trade flows between China and Europe," Samaras told a Greek-Chinese business forum, according to a copy of his speech text.

18 May 2013 - 5:06am

Greek PM Antonis Samaras meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in investment push

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met with Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Thursday, before the two leaders witnessed the signing of agreements in fields including shipping and telecommunications.

Samaras is in China seeking investment and trade deals to help revive his country's recession-battered economy.

17 May 2013 - 4:48am

Greek PM Antonis Samaras visits China in effort to boost ailing economy

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras kicked off his four-day trip to China yesterday, hoping it will help his country's ailing economy by attracting investment and promoting the export of Greek products.

16 May 2013 - 4:41am

Greek PM hopes China trip will boost his country’s ailing economy

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras hopes his four-day trip to China this week will help his country’s ailing economy by attracting investment and promoting the export of Greek products.

Upon the invitation of the head of the Chinese government Li Keqiang, Samaras will visit Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou from Wednesday to Sunday, and will meet several Chinese officials.

13 May 2013 - 12:05pm