Print Edition - 2018-03-06  |  Money Digest

Greece returns to growth for second time

- AFP, ATHENS

Mar 6, 2018-

Greece’s economy grew by 1.4 percent last year, the national statistics agency Elstat said Monday, only the second time in a decade of crisis the eurozone nation has managed any growth. The country’s economy shrank by a quarter during an eight-year long recession, aggravated by spending cuts and tax hikes required under its international bailouts. Debt-laden Greece managed 0.7 percent growth in 2014, but the recovery was squelched by a period of brinkmanship that nearly led to a default and the country exiting the euro before a third international rescue was agreed. 

Published: 06-03-2018 08:47

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