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Decline in industrial expectations in November

Business expectations deteriorated in November, mainly due to the further decline in output forecasts, according to the monthly survey of Greek industry published on Monday by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE).

Greece lags OECD peers in export growth, concedes market share

In the years since the financial crisis began in Greece, exports have been considered one of the few lifelines for Greek enterprises and the economy in general. However, rival countries have progressed much more as Greek exports have lost market share.

Debts to state rise every month

Greeks' debts to the state continue to grow, as households and enterprises remain unable to meet their tax obligations.

ATHEX: Stocks seen heading to year-end slide

The negative mood among domestic and foreign investors alike saw Greek stocks posting fresh losses at the start of the week, with the decline accelerating when European bourses headed south. The rather unexpected jump in Greek bond yields also contributed toward the stock drop.

Energean deal with Israeli state company

Greek oil company Energean on Monday announced the signing of an agreement with Israel Natural Gas Lines which foresees the construction by Energean of onshore and near-shore natural gas facilities in Israel, to be handed over to INGL upon completion.

The pipework will transmit quantities from Energean's floating, production, storage and offloading unit to the Israeli gas network.

Jump for benchmark 10-yr bond yield

Greece's benchmark 10-year bond yield staged a remarkable rise on Monday as it increased by 2.61 percent to 4.35 percentage points.

This was up 10 basis points from last Friday's 4.25 percentage points.

Kammenos says he supports free speech, in response to bomb attack

The leader of junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL), Panos Kammenos, said he supports free speech "even to those who violate our own right" to speak, in a comment on the bomb attack against Skai TV station and Kathimerini on Monday morning.

Council of State judges say scrapping of bonus pay unconstitutional

A section of the Council of State has issued a decision in favor of public sector employees who challenged the constitutionality of an austerity measure introduced in 2012 that scrapped a special bonus paid out on the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays.

Farmers in central Greece hit the streets

Farmers in central Greece parked their tractors on the shoulder of the E65 Highway near Karditsa and hit the streets in Larissa and Farsala, on Monday, in protest at rising production costs and overheads.

Investigators focusing on cameras, burnt car for evidence on Skai bomb blast

Greek counter-terrorism officers are focusing on footage from security cameras around the building housing Skai TV station and Kathimerini for evidence on the perpetrators of the bomb blast early Monday morning, as well as the car they may have used to carry out the attack.

Changes afoot in new year for citizenship law

The Interior Ministry's special secretary for citizenship issues, Lambros Baltsiotis, is due to present lawmakers with a series of changes to the law granting foreign nationals Greek citizenships next month.

New overflight in Aegean by Turkish jets

A few hours after Turkish fighter jets flew over the islets of Anthropofagos and Makronisi in the eastern Aegean on Monday, a new overflight by a pair of Turkish F-16 was recorded over the islet of Oinousses, according to defense officials.

The fighter jets flew at a height of 26,000 feet at 16.04, they said.

Ski Legend Mark Ghirardelli Claims to be the Majority Owner of Yulen AD, Nature Reserve in Pirin National Park

The five-time World Cup winner and four times World Ski Champion Mark Ghirardelli announced at a meeting with several ministers that he is the majority owner of Yulen AD. He showed original documents from which it could be seen that he owned 100% of Tax Services Limited, which is the majority owner of Yulen AD. This is stated in a press release from the Ministry of Environment and Water.

Journalists union, media regulator condemn TV station bomb attack

Greece's broadcasting regulator, the National Council for Radio and Television (ESR) and the Athens Journalists' Union (ESHEA) condemned on Monday a bomb attack against the headquarters of Skai TV station and Kathimerini newspaper which they said targets pluralism and democracy.

Vartholomaios condemns bomb blast on Skai, Kathimerini

Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios has condemned the early Monday terrorist attack against Skai TV and Kathimerini newspaper calling it "an attack on press freedom, pluralism and democracy."