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: Winter crops enjoyed favourable weather conditions leading up to the harvest , and wheat output should see a modest increase for 2014/15. Plentiful supplies of feed grains should be...

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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 15% 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 USD6.2bn on defence in 2014. On average, Greece has spent USD6.6bn on defence between 2010 and 2013. Generally, we have observed a downward trend as far as Greek...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View:   We believe that deflation has further to run in Greece and now expect a return to positive inflation to occur in 2016, from 2015 previously. This will be underpinned by weak domestic...

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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 up our forecasts for 2015 onwards as we factor in major projects going into construction. The b oost from the co nstruction of TAP pipeline and large scale...

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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: Greek hydrocarbons production is forecast to decline by 0.6% in 2015 while consumption will go up by 1.3% , leaving a net shortfall of 356,000boe/d that needs to be imported....

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   The pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in Greece will continue to contract over the remainder of 2014. The government will seek to reduce public spending on healthcare , despite...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: The slow recovery of the Greek economy has brought some stability to the commercial real estate market . We foresee this trend to continue also in 2015 as the economy gains a foothold,...

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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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Slight Recovery On The Cards In 2014In our view the Greek economy is slowly getting better, though it remains deeply scarred after six years of recession. We still believe 2014 will see the first...

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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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As Greece's economy finally shows signs of growth and begins the long road to recovery, the outlook for the tourism industry is good. Indeed, tourists are expected to begin to return to this...

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