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Questions tagged [greece]

for questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of Greece.

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What is the different about a cooperative bank?

In Cyprus I have noticed that there are many cooperative banks such as Spe Strovolou and many others, whilst in Greece you do not see as many as in Cyprus. What is the difference between a ...
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What happens to brokerage accounts during severe financial crises? [closed]

It's well known that during, for example, the recent Argentinian great depression (1998-2002) or the ongoing Greek government-debt crisis, the bank accounts of members of the public were frozen, and ...
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How to trade at Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) [closed]

I am completely new to trading and would like to start trading at the ASE with an international online broker preferably. I am really struggling to find a brokerage with a free platform since the ASE ...
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make international payment on behalf of another company

A relative of mine is a partner in a company in Greece. The company needs to make an international payment to a company in Taiwan (10.000 EUR) for some equipment they purchased. They do have this sum ...
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Did Greece really issue bonds to investors yielding 42% interest?

I read this in the news regarding Greece's financial crisis: The country’s 10-year bond yield fell 11 basis points to 8.04 percent at 12:26 p.m. in Athens today. While that’s down from a record ...
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What happened in Argentina in 2001 bank sector? did the banks closed? all or some?

What happened in Argentina in 2001 bank sector? did the banks closed? all or some? i am trying to figure out whats the possible scenario to greek banks if greece goes out of euro and into drahma and ...
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What are the risks of euro deposit accounts in Greek and Cypriot banks?

What is the risk of having 100k euro in accounts in Greek banks and Cypriot banks? Is there a guarantee? I assume that the state guarantee for deposits doesn't hold when a country defaults.
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What do I risk by having deposited US Dollars in a Certificate of Deposit in a Greek bank?

I have US$ in CD in a Greek bank. What would happen if the bank folded, or Greece withdrew from the Euro/EU, or if there was a (even more) major financial crisis in Greece?
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investing - where to trade online? (Greek citizen) [closed]

I wanted to know if you could help me a bit because online searches didn't bring back many results (at least what I was looking for, ie non-Greek banks, etc). Can you recommend any sites where EU-...
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How can a person protect his savings against a country default?

I'm a middle-class citizen, currently living in a EU country (Greece in my case). How can I protect my little savings (that I currently have in a Greek bank) against a country default, like the one ...
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Is it safe to take a new mortgage loan in Greece?

What will happen if the country bankrupts or it exits the euro zone? I am a Greek resident and the loan will originate from a Greek bank. The property is located in Greece as well.
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Would the effects of an anticipated default by a nation be mostly symbolic?

Given that the whole Greece saga has played out for a few years now -- and that most speculation is that Greece will default at some point -- if they finally do default, will it be mostly symbolic? ...
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If Greece decides to stop using the Euro, how would they implement it?

In particular, if they decide that they want to stop using the Euro as their currency, and have their own currency, how would that work? Since greece euros are the same as other european country's ...
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moving family deposits away from Greece (possibly in UK)

Me and my family are worried about the current financial situation in Greece and want to move our deposits away to an another more stable country. Is this too much? We've seen other people doing it. ...
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How to buy Greek bonds either directly or via ETF?

Is there an online brokerage, for UK citizens, that provides access to Greek bonds? Interactive Brokers doesn't. Alternatively, are there other assets (say ETFs) that have a percentage invested in ...