The National Bank of Greece is seeking from privileged shareholders one billion euro to increase its capital in order to withstand the financial pressure of the debt crisis. Piraeus Bank needs another 400 million euro to keep its head above water.
Rumours that the former royal family is preparing to settle near the cosmopolitan resort of Porto Cheli are intensifying. The estate will have a total area of 207 hectares. However, there is no established connection between the Greek King Constantine and the offshore companies, which purchased the property from their owners.