Greek newly appointed finance minister Yanis Varoufakis  during a press conference after a meeting at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance of Becy in Paris, France on Sunday. Ahead of Monday’s announcement, there had  been speculation that the new government would bring in new management at some of the banks. (Photograph: ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA)

Greece’s new left-wing government will not take any actions that would hurt the share values of the country’s banks and does not plan to appoint party(...)

On Wednesday, 10-year Greece’s bond yields soared to 7.85 per cent, reflecting investor unease about its ability to fund itself if the government follows through on plans to quit an international bailout a year early

The European Central Bank has trimmed the haircut it applies on bonds submitted by Greek banks as collateral to borrow funds, a Greek central bank off(...)

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras speaking in Athens yesterday. His widely respected finance minister could be among those set to depart after a cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: EPA

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras will reshuffle his cabinet as early as this week in a bid to wrest back political momentum, and his widely respec(...)

The government aims to raise €2 billion in a sale of five-year bonds, banking sources said. Photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Greece is planning to return to the international bond market this month, four years after it became the first euro zone country to be bailed o(...)

The agreement is  a much-needed shot in the arm for prime minister Antonis Samaras

Greece and its international lenders struck a deal to unlock the next tranche of loans under its rescue package on Tuesday, ending six months o(...)

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso and Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras during the handover ceremony for the six-month rotation of Greece’s EU presidency in Athens yesterday.  Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Greek finance minister Yannis Stournaras insists that Greece will do its best to avoid a third bailout, despite an estimated €11 billion financial (...)

Greek finance minister Yannis Stournaras said this week that Athens would miss its surplus target by about €1 billion. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

International inspectors from the EU and IMF have called off a planned visit to Greece next week, officials told Reuters today, a move that marks a ne(...)

A supporter of Greece’s leftist main opposition Syriza party shouts slogans during an anti-government rally in front of the parliament in Athens last night. The government survived a  Syriza filed a censure motion of no-confidence. Photograph:  Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters.

Greece’s conservative-led coalition defeated an opposition-sponsored motion to topple the government, but lost one politician who was expelled after b(...)

Protesters scuffle with policemen as they stand guard in order to secure the departure of inspectors from the finance ministry in Athens yesterday. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Only hours before, the Greek prime minister, Antonis Samaras, had resolutely declared that Greece was not at war with the international bodies keeping(...)

The chairman of Nama Frank Daly will take on a role as tax adviser to the Greek government

The chairman of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has been appointed to a board that will advise the Greek tax administration, Greece’s fina(...)