Ferdinando Giugliano, (2018), “Greece Is Trapped”, Bloomberg, 17 October
Months after exiting its international rescue program, the country faces renewed trouble in its banking system. There is no easy fix: money is short and investor patience thin. But it looks increasingly like the gradual approach pursued by Athens and the euro zone authorities is running out of steam.
Lenders still bear the scars of a decade of economic crisis. Borrowers are failing to meet payments on almost half of all loans, the highest ratio in the euro zone. A large proportion of banks’ capital is made of so-called “deferred tax assets” – future tax deductions accrued because of past losses – about which investors are skeptical.
- Zsolt Darvas, (2018), «Greece: What to expect after the bail-out», Bruegel, 9 October
- Theodore Koutsobinas,(2018), «Why Greece Could Have Returned To Financial Markets Much Earlier», Social Europe, 22 January