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Greece's NBG ends talks with Gongbao over insurance unit sale

Oct 17 2018

ATHENS Greece's National Bank (NBG) said on Wednesday it had ended talks with Shanghai-based Gongbao Group on the potential sale of a majority stake in its wholly-owned insurance subsidiary.

UPDATE 3-Greece's NBG ends talks with Gongbao over insurance unit sale

Oct 17 2018

* NBG would not give details why it ended talks (Adds Gongbao statement, para 3)

Greek PM takes responsibility for wildfire as criticism mounts

Jul 27 2018

ATHENS Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took political responsibility on Friday for a wildfire that killed at least 87 people and led to opposition accusations that the government failed to protect lives. | Video

Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit

Jul 11 2018

ATHENS Greece will expel two Russian diplomats suspected of meddling in the politically sensitive issue of Macedonia, a Greek diplomatic source said on Wednesday, as NATO prepares to invite the former Yugoslav republic to join the alliance.

Deal on debt? Jaded Greeks ask what's in it for them

Jun 23 2018

ATHENS Greeks were unimpressed by a debt relief package from euro zone finance ministers on Friday, jaded by years of austerity which has pushed a third of the population into poverty and shredded the government's popularity.

It's a tie! Greek PM marks debt deal with sartorial twist

Jun 23 2018

(This version of the story was refiled to fix a typographical error in the headline)

Deal on debt? Jaded Greeks ask what's in it for them

Jun 22 2018

ATHENS Greeks were unimpressed by a debt relief package from euro zone finance ministers on Friday, jaded by years of austerity which has pushed a third of the population into poverty and shredded the government's popularity.

Greece accepts Snam-led consortium's offer for gas grid DESFA

Apr 19 2018

ATHENS Greece has accepted a 535 million euro (466.31 million pounds) offer from a consortium led by Italy's Snam for a majority stake in gas grid operator DESFA, naming it the "preferred investor", its privatisation agency said on Thursday.

Greece launches tender for Hellenic Petroleum privatisation

Apr 18 2018

ATHENS Greece launched an international tender on Wednesday to sell a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner, Hellenic Petroleum , as agreed under its third international bailout.

Greece asks Snam-led consortium to improve offer in gas grid sale

Apr 16 2018

ATHENS Greece's privatisation agency on Monday asked a consortium led by Italy's Snam , which made the highest bid for a 66 percent stake in gas grid operator DESFA, to further improve its offer.

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