Arab Today, arab today greece can survive till summer without eu deal
Last Updated : GMT 22:35:05
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Greece can survive till summer without EU deal

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Greece can survive till summer without EU deal

Protester wearing a mask of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble
Athens - AFP

Cash-strapped Greece can survive financially until the middle of the year after its EU bailout technically ends on February 28, analysts believe, despite the abrupt failure of talks with its eurozone partners on Monday.
But if Athens fails to broker a deal with its European creditors, there could be long-term damage to its recovery prospects, they warned.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the group of nations that use the single European currency, said after the fractious Brussels talks ended in failure Monday that Greece had the rest of the week to officially request an extension to its debt bailout programme, which expires at the end of the month.
The Greek government appears unlikely to do so, because it has rejected the Eurogroup's demands that it continue the bailout, arguing that the attached conditions have plunged the country into poverty.
Speaking before the talks ended, Panagiotis Petrakis, a professor of economic science at Athens University, said: "March is manageable... I do not see major difficulties but protracted negotiations will affect bank liquidity and budget objectives such as growth.
In March, Greece needs to redeem over 4.6 billion euros ($5.2 billion) in maturing short-term treasury bills, but the sum can be covered with equivalent debt issues, notes Natixis analyst Jesus Castillo, a specialist on southern Europe.
Similarly, new treasury bills can also help cover the repayment of around 1.2 billion euros owed to the International Monetary Fund, maturing in March.
"There are reserves available for as long as is required," alternate finance minister Dimitris Mardas told Skai radio on Monday.
However, Greece cannot handle on its own the repayment of 6.7 billion euros of long-term debt maturing in July and August.
"Technically there won't be a problem until the summer. The state treasury will be able to pay salaries and pensions thanks to tax revenue," says Castillo.
After six years in recession, Greece saw a glimmer of growth in 2014 at a rate of 0.8 percent of output.
But the economy contracted again in the final quarter of the year as negotiations stalled with Greece's creditors in a dispute over the viability of this year's budget.
There was also political stalemate in December as parties failed to agree on a presidential candidate, forcing early elections on January 25.
Amid the campaigning, tax payments slackened.
Net state revenue in January was over 900 million euros short of target, the finance ministry said.
The previous government had forecast a growth rate of 2.9 percent this year, but this is now unlikely to be achieved.
The new radical left government has placed its emphasis on helping out thousands of Greek families impoverished by the austerity cuts imposed in the last five years in return for EU-IMF bailout loans.
"There needs to be a political accord to set the basis of negotiations to February 28 as Greece's European peers do not like suspense," says Castillo.
Eurozone finance ministers might well hold an extraordinary meeting ahead of their scheduled meeting on March 9, he adds.
To purchase state treasury bills, Greek banks are drawing on emergency liquidity assistance provided by the European Central Bank.
The ECB last week raised the level of funding available to Greek lenders by 5.0 billion euros to 65 billion euros.
And at a scheduled ECB board meeting on March 18, it could raise this ceiling further, Castillo argues.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today greece can survive till summer without eu deal Arab Today, arab today greece can survive till summer without eu deal

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ideen Belmahdy happy to be part of “ Fashion Star”

GMT 17:00 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ideen Belmahdy happy to be part of “ Fashion Star”
Arab Today, arab today Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Iran complying with nuclear deal

GMT 07:14 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Iran complying with nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars
View News in Arabic - Business: قضايا ساخنة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 13:47 2017 Friday ,24 February

Rabia Fatima reveals role of "Facebook" in her career

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Brazil's top diplomat resigns

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday