Greece : Request for Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Greece.

Publication Date: March 16, 2012
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Summary: This paper presents the staff report for Greeceā€™s request for an Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility. The Greek economy fell into deep twin structural deficits after euro adoption. Easy access to financing at low interest rates fuelled rapid borrowing by the private and public sectors. Between euro accession in 2001 and 2009, private sector credit almost doubled in percent of GDP, financed mainly through the domestic banking system. Massive sovereign borrowing from international bond markets pushed government debt from 100 percent of GDP to about 130 percent of GDP during this timeframe.
Series: Country Report No. 12/57
Subject(s): Bank resolution | Economic indicators | Financial sector | Fiscal reforms | Global competitiveness | Governance | Government expenditures | Labor market reforms | Public debt | Staff Reports

Publication Date: March 16, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475502442/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1GRCEA2012001 Pages: 232
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