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Category Archives: Eurozone crisis

Who’s Next? Venezuela’s Collapse Puts These Nations At Risk

"It's a wake-up call for a lot of people who will say ‘Look, the stuff I own is actually very risky'…" warns Ray Jian, who oversees about $6 billion at Pioneer Investment Management Ltd. in London. "People have been ignoring risks in places like Lebanon for a long time," and the official default of Venezuela […]

EU Agrees To Bailout Greece Once Again

As expected by most (if not all, judging by the 8 year lows in Greek bond yields), European finance ministers have reportedly reached an agreement to bail out Greece once again (provide them with yet another EUR8.5 billion loan), and agreed to discuss the possibility of debt extensions. Blomberg reports that Euro area finance ministers […]

Greece Is Chasing An Illusion Of Financial Independence

A Greek drama rarely ends after just one act or scene and although the recent new bailout talks haven’t really been extensively covered by the media, the Greek population will once again have to make sacrifices to make sure the country gets more bailout money. Since the country’s finances collapsed in 2010, it has received […]

Greek Stocks Have Soared As EU Officials Hint At Future Debt Relief

Year-to-date, Greek stocks are among the best performing in the world (absent the currency-collapse-driven spikes in several troubled nations). The last few days have seen stocks spike further and today we get the 'rumor' that may have driven it as Handelsblatt reports an anonymous EU official stating that the Eurogroup could address Greek debt relief […]

“There Was White Smoke”: Greece Reaches Deal With Lenders, Promising Even More Austerity

Greek government bond yields fell after Greece and its lenders said they reached a long-awaited deal on reforms required to release further bailout funds. With a promise to further cut pensions and give taxpayers fewer breaks, Greece paved the way for the disbursement of further rescue funds from international lenders and possibly opened the door […]

“Who Hit The Brakes?” – Bank Loan Creation Suddenly Tumbles To Five Year Low

While the overall economy appears to be humming along, at least according to the Fed which on Wednesday is expected (with 100% certainty according to the market) to hike rates by 25bps for the second time in three months on concerns it has fallen behind the inflationary curve, with last week’s payrolls report providing some […]

25 Years Of March Market Madness

It's not called 'The Ides of March' for nothing… Wedbush Securities' Scott Skyrm reminds us: Over the past 20 years, there was a series of market sell-offs during the month of March.   In 1998, it was the subject of a news story on CNBC. They claimed it's a combination of the market digesting the […]

“There Must Not Be A Bail In”: Germany Vows “No Debt Relief For Greece”

The standoff over the Greek debt crisis was nowhere closer to an amicable resolution on Sunday, when Germany’s deputy finance minister Jens Spahn said in an interview with German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk that Greece must not be granted a “bail in” that would involve creditors taking a loss on their loans, reiterating the German government’s opposition […]

Greece Lashes Out At IMF

Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The game playing in Greece gets curiouser and curiouser. German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble went on TV saying the only way Greece can get a haircut is if it leaves the Eurozone. The IMF reiterated that Greece will not be able to make its payments. Greece insists the IMF […]

Trump’s EU Ambassador Says Greece Likely To “Sever Ties With Germany & Exit The Euro”

Amid a more prolonged economic doldrums than The Great Depression, Greece is heading towards its 4th bailout/deal with creditors. Adding to Grexit fears (voiced by many in and out of Greece), Ted Malloch, President Trump's proposed US ambassador to the EU, casts doubt on survival of eurozone and says Athens should return to drachma. As […]