New TAP man­ager.

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gen­eral. “The Greek five-year bond may have added to the im­prove­ment of sen­ti­ment around the eu­ro­zone,” said Rabobank strate­gist Matt Cairns. “And even though Greece is not out of the woods, the fact that here was 6.5 bil­lion eu­ros in or­ders for the deal is a fairly strong com­mit­ment from the mar­ket,” he said. It suc­cess­fully sold debt to pri­vate in­vestors for the first time in three years, mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant first step to­ward fi­nan­cial in­de­pen­dence when its third in­ter­na­tional bailout ends next year.

The Trans Adri­atic Pipe­line (TAP), the end piece of the $40 bil­lion South­ern Gas Cor­ri­dor, has ap­pointed a new coun­try man­ager for Greece, it said yes­ter­day. TAP, which will bring Az­eri gas into Europe by 2020 via Greece and Al­ba­nia, said Ka­te­rina Pa­palexan­dri will take over from Rikard Scoufias on Septem­ber 1. Pa­palexan­dri pre­vi­ously worked for BP, where

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