Greece


Greek PM - Athens ready to return to negotiating table

2015-07-05 22:54

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has hailed a "No" vote in the referendum on a bailout offer and says his government is ready to return immediately to negotiations with creditors in a bid to get shuttered banks open again.

Greece poll likely to herald more turbulence

2015-07-05 21:00

Whether Greeks accept or reject the tough terms of an aid offer to stave off financial collapse, it is certain to come with more challenges.

Greek referendum final polls show 'No' vote ahead by small margin

2015-07-05 18:23

Final opinion polls released after the end of voting in Greece's referendum showed the 'No' vote leading by a small margin in a vote on a bailout proposal from creditors.

Greek referendum: PM optimistic as he votes

2015-07-05 13:31

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is confident about the outcome of the country's bailout referendum, adding that democracy is a celebration.

Background on the Greek debt crisis

2015-07-05 13:17

Greece remains stuck in a debt crisis while other eurozone members once snared in the same trap have returned to growth. Here are some facts on the debt-laden country.

Row breaks out over Greek medicine supplies

2015-07-05 10:49

Wholesalers trading medicines across European borders have criticised a suggestion by manufacturers that Greek exports should be restricted.

Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

2015-07-04 20:31

Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain.

Report that Greek deposits may be seized is 'malicious rumour'

2015-07-04 14:29

A Financial Times report that Greek savers could lose 30% of their bank deposits to shore up their country's banking system is a "malicious rumour," Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says.

Greeks facing tough referendum choice

2015-07-04 08:00

Political campaigns have halted in Greece on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.

Top Greek court rules referendum can go ahead

2015-07-03 20:25

Greece's top administrative court has ruled that a weekend referendum asking voters whether or not they support bailout conditions can go ahead, rejecting a challenge by two individuals.

 

'Democracy' the winner in Greece: Spain's Podemos

2015-07-05 22:18

The leader of Spain's leftist Podemos party on Sunday hailed early results from Greece's referendum showing voters decisively rejecting creditors' bailout terms as a victory for democracy.

Senior eurozone officials to meet on Greece

2015-07-05 20:34

Senior eurozone officials will hold talks on the result of Greece's bailout referendum, a European source has told AFP, as early results suggested a "No" vote might prevail.

Greece proposes tax amnesty for funds parked in Switzerland

2015-07-05 16:49

Greece has proposed a tax amnesty in an effort to collect revenue on billions of euros that its citizens are believed to have quietly stashed in Swiss bank accounts.

Key dates in the Greek debt crisis

2015-07-05 13:17

Here are the key dates in Greece's debt crisis that has rumbled on for five years and could culminate in the country's exit from the eurozone.

Rand hinges on Greek vote

2015-07-05 12:18

Greece owes billions, but is essentially bankrupt. Its default could affect emerging market currencies badly

Greeks vote in referendum to determine country's economic fate

2015-07-05 08:51

Greece is voting on its bailout conditions in a snap referendum with far-reaching consequences for the debt-laden country and the rest of Europe.

Greek minister says Europe won't let Athens go under

2015-07-04 19:12

Greece's finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorise" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro.

Greece 'Yes', 'No' camps neck-and-neck ahead of crucial vote

2015-07-04 11:53

Greece is bracing itself ahead of a make-or-break bailout referendum as polls showed the 'Yes' and 'No' camps neck and neck over the future of the country's battered economy.

Greeks split down middle before bailout referendum - Poll

2015-07-03 21:30

Greece is divided right down the middle heading into Sunday’s referendum on European bailout proposals, portending even more upheaval for the stricken nation.

Top 10 comments: Sars, Nersa rejects Eskom, Greece

2015-07-03 19:51

The 2015 tax season has kicked off with Sars being tasked with collecting a mammoth R1.1trn, many commentators were sceptical about where taxes are going.

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