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. The prospect of further spending cuts and tax hikes will ensure that demonstrations and...

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Greece Industry Coverage (16)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Falling sugar prices and uncertainty over the domestic industry's capacity to compete lead us to take a pessimistic view of this segment of the Greek agriculture sector. Grains are...

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Autos

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In 2014, BMI forecasts a 4.0% increase in vehicle sales, on the back of an expected 3.0% 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 US$5.7bn on defence in 2014. Between 2010 and 2013 we calculate that Greece has spent about US$6.6bn on defence on average annually during this period. For the...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: Headline GDP data continue to suggest that Greece is on the mend. This is being driven largely by an improvement in net trade, which is positive from the perspective of economic...

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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: The Greek construction industry experienced yet another year of contraction in 2013 and we do not expect a tentative recovery before 2017. Throughout 2014 the downturn will be evident...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The news flow and data from Greece's insurance sector highlights three key themes. First, the economic crisis has fina lly had a (brutal) impact on those parts of the non-life segment...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: Greece has one of the smallest medical device markets in Central and Eas tern Europe and growth is being constrained by the current economic crisis. The market is heavily...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: We foresee a steep learning curve for the Greek authorities as they attempt to establish Greece as a destination for exploration and production (E&P) investments. The multi-month...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: We have further downgraded our outlook on Greece's healthcare market this quarter. F urther cuts to spending have led to a worsening of the healthcare crisis, with millions of...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Q2 2014 is expected to see further improvement in the Greek commercial real estate sector with the depression in the market showing signs of having finally bottomed out. Our improving...

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Renewables

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BMI View: As per our expectations, the government has proposed a 45% to 35% reduction in the feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) for solar photovoltaics ( PVs ) . This is part of the wider ' n ew d eal'...

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Shipping

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Weak Recovery Still Expected In 2014 We continue to see the Greek economy slowly emerging from its multi-year recession. It is moving in the right direction, but slowly. We're holding our forecasts...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Greek telecommunications market remains challenging for all participants, with only continued robust demand for broadband and - interestingly - converged service packages providing...

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Tourism

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BMI's Greece tourism report looks at a range of market indicators in this well-established and popular tourist destination. Inbound arrivals are expected to increase throughout our forecast period,...

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