Greek leader: bond market return in 2018 'important target'
Jan. 08, 2018
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says a full return to markets in 2018 remains an "important target," with the country's bailout funding formally ending in August.
At a Cabinet meeting Monday, Alexis Tsipras cited a steady drop in public borrowing rates as the yield on 10-year bonds remain under 4 percent, touching the lowest level in over a decade.
Greece has depended on international rescue loans since 2010, but the government is at odds with the country's central bank governor, who supports retaining a post-bailout precautionary credit line from lenders.
The government is under pressure to speed up reforms before the bailout exit, and this week is set to present a barrage of legislative proposals that include unpopular measures like limiting labor union powers.