Wednesday April 1, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Euro periphery exports boost blocs surplus

The eurozone trade surplus widened in November because imports fell more sharply than exports, although shipments from the southern periphery rose in a sign that the blocs worst-hit economies are regaining competitiveness.

Exports from Spain, Portugal and Greece were up by 4 percent in the January to November period, compared to a year earlier, data from the European Unions statistics office showed on Wednesday, and cumulative trade deficits shrank in all three year-on-year.

That adds to signs that those countries which have struggled over the past few years to contain high debt levels via harsh austerity measures and to pull their economies out of recession are starting to improve.

It is encouraging that Spain, Portugal and Greece achieved export growth, which suggests that they are benefiting from improved competitiveness due to the reduced labor costs, Archer said.

[Reuters]

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jan 15, 2014 (20:38)  
Fitch downgrades ratings of four Greek banks
Paris, Berlin see Greek-Russian courtship as sideshow
JPMorgan says Greek bond pessimism is overdone
Sarantis SA to buy Avas rights in Greece from Procter & Gamble
Suspect wont post bail unless convicts girlfriend is freed
The mother of two convicted members of guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, refused on Wednesday to post the 10,000-euro bail payment that would ...
Serres floodwaters submerge thousands of hectares of farmland
Thousands of hectares of farmland in Serres, northern Greece, have been submerged by floodwaters from the Strymonas River, which broke its banks on Sunday, with local officials struggling to...
Inside News
BASKETBALL
AEK could get a wild card to the Euroleague
AEK shows capable of climbing as high as third in the Basket League, as its 16-point home win over third-placed Aris on Sunday confirmed it can challenge both Aris and PAOK to the first spot...
SOCCER
Cyprus soccer eyes reunion after 60-year divorce
Turkish Cypriot soccer officials on Monday vowed to press ahead with attempts to reunite with the Cyprus Football Association, (CFA), triggering a political storm on the ethnically-split isl...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Going his own way
While up until the last election we had become accustomed to referring to the coalition government led by Antonis Samaras as one featuring a split personality, no political psychoanalyst cou...
EDITORIAL
Righting the wrongs
A country that wants to move forward should study and deal with its past mistakes in a mature and responsible manner. Greece was hit by an unprecedented debt crisis and it came to the brink ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Suspect wont post bail unless convicts girlfriend is freed
2. Serres floodwaters submerge thousands of hectares of farmland
3. Greek air-traffic controllers request more resources
4. Fitch downgrades ratings of four Greek banks
5. Paris, Berlin see Greek-Russian courtship as sideshow
6. JPMorgan says Greek bond pessimism is overdone
more news
Today
This Week
1. Going his own way
2. Finance Ministry officials to discuss talks progress as EU pushes for action [Update]
3. Athens aims to tighten ties with Russia
4. Spike in migrants reaching Lesvos
5. Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next week
6. Buffett says Greek exit from euro may not be a bad thing
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. Eurogroup unlikely to be held soon to discuss Greek reforms
3. Moscow expects progress from Tsipras visit
4. Some more equal than others
5. Greece to present reforms by Monday, says gov't spokesman [Update]
6. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.