European debt crisis

Greece submitted request for early IMF loan repayment

Greece submitted an official request to the eurozone bailout fund on Monday, seeking its consent for the early repayment of loans owed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a Greek finance ministry official said.
The Greek government sent a request to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) for the repayment of part of its IMF loans, the official said.

Business in the Euro Area with the Lowest Growth Since 2014

Eurozone business growth is at its lowest level since 2014, driven by stagnation in France and a slowdown in Germany, according to recent reports, quoted by

In the shadow of political risks such as Brexit and weaker global growth, the eurozone is struggling to keep its economy healthy, according to a study by IHS Markit.

Bonds cost more than the yields show

The Greek government may be celebrating the "low" interest rates with which it has tapped the international bond markets this year, but those rates - besides being the highest in the eurozone - entail an additional cost that constitutes the collateral for investors, particularly the long-term investing funds.