Greece

In-depth country-focused analysis on Greece's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Greece's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Greece, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Greece's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Greece before your competitors.

Greece Country Risk

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Core Views We expect a return to positive economic growth in 2014 following six years of depression. Thereafter we expect growth to remain well below the pre-crisis range. Underpinning positive...

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Greece Industry Coverage (16)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Disappointing figures for meat production in 2013 suggest that the industry has struggled even more than we had anticipated in coping with higher grain prices and the still dismal...

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Autos

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In 2014, BMI forecasts an 8.7% increase in vehicle sales on the back of an expected 8% uptick in the passenger car segment and 19.9% jump in commercial vehicle (CV) sales.Passenger car sales in...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Defence & Security

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BMI expects Greece to spend up to USD5.8bn on defence in 2014. In recent years, because of Greece's serious economic woes, the level of the national defence budget has steadily fallen. On average,...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View:   While there are signs that the economy is turning a corner (particularly the sharp improvement in consumer and business confidence surveys), domestic demand still remains extremely...

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Freight Transport

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GDP To Grow For The First Time In Six Years At long last, after six years of recession, there are some positive signs in the Greek economy. They have to be put into context, however. In 2013...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View:   We have revised down our forecasts for 2014 real construction industry value growth from   -10% to -15% on the back of a further 25% contraction in industry value in the first three...

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Insurance

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BMI View: A few companies have been successful in introducing new products or initiatives in distribution (particularly bancassurance and direct sales). Despite this, with the Greek economy still...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: Greece has the fif th larg est medical device market in Central and Eas tern Europe (CEE) but growth has been constrained by the economic crisis. The market is...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Greece needs to accelerate the completion of the regulatory and governance structures international investors seek in order to move ahead with its ambitions to attract major exploration...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The Greek pharmaceutical and healthcare sector will continue contract over the medium-to-long term. Although Greece's financial outlook has stabilised and debts are being paid down, the...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: While boasting one of the most developed property markets in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region, Greece's commercial real estate market is still reeling from the effects of the...

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Renewables

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BMI View: After a surge in wind capacity installation rates during 2013 we expect to see a slowdown in the Greek wind marke t and wider non-hydro renewables industry. Recent project...

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Shipping

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Greece Inches Towards Small Recovery Almost the only good news in our last quarterly report was that after six years of recession, the battered Greek economy was set to see its first year of...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Greek telecommunications sector appears poised for a significant overhaul as Vodafone sees an opportunity to intensify its competitive assault on the dominant provider, OTE...

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Tourism

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BMI's tourism report for Greece looks at the potential for growth in this well-established European tourist destination. Despite domestic economic uncertainty, the future is looking positive for...

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