Financial crises

Lagarde, Merkel to meet in Washington on May 2 for talks on eurozone, Greece


International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on May 2 in Washington for talks expected to focus on the broader economic situation in the eurozone in general and to touch on the Greek economy and on the prospects for a launch of talks on lightening Greece's debt burden.

Eurostat to confirm the size of 2013 primary surplus


By Sotiris Nikas

Eurostat is expected on Wednesday to ratify the 2013 primary budget surplus, which will serve as the trigger for the further lightening of the Greek debt. The announcement will be the focus of Thursday’s Euro Working Group along with the presentation of a new growth plan for the Greek economy aimed at changing conditions in the country.

Bond issue on track this week


 Despite more relaxed official statements, the Finance Ministry is gearing up for return to the markets

By Sotiris Nikas

Athens will issue its first bonds in four years later this week and will only sell them to foreign investors, sources have suggested.

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