Alpha Bank SA (ACBr.AT)
LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Iceland and Greece are rare examples of European countries experimenting with capital controls. Their approach to wooing back private investors is somewhat different. Iceland, which ended eight years of controls on March 13, seems altogether less starry eyed.
ATHENS Wanted: a chief executive to run Greece's bank-rescue fund. Job description: work hard and pray for a miracle.
* Needs to deleverage non-Greek assets to 8.7 bln euros by 2018 (Adds quotes, background)
MOSCOW, Feb 9 Russia's Alfa Bank is offering a five-year Eurobond in roubles at 9.25-9.5 percent, a financial market source told Reuters. (Reporting by Yelena Orekhova; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)
ATHENS, Feb 1 Mergers and acquisitions picked up in Greece last year, but remained at low levels as several privatisations were delayed, according to figures from business consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday.
ATHENS The European Investment Bank (EIB) launched a one billion euro credit line to Greek banks on Thursday to be channeled to small and medium sized companies and firms promoting youth employment.
* Says Alpha Bank sells its 97.3 percent stake in the company to Home Holdings SA for 142 million euros ($155.09 million)