Greece : Request for Stand-By Arrangement

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 12, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Greek real GDP has declined by 2 percent in 2009, and indicators suggest that activity will weaken further in 2010. With the deteriorating fiscal results came downgrades of government bonds by rating agencies, and investors started backing out of Greek bonds, driving up their yields. Impaired loans are rising while borrowing costs in the interbank and wholesale markets have increased, putting pressure on bank profitability. The economy needs a strong and sustained adjustment program to correct fiscal imbalances and place debt on a downward path in the medium term.

Series:

Country Report No. 10/111

Subject:

Frequency:

Annually

English

Publication Date:

May 12, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455206902/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GRCEA2010002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

80

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