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Grabbing a six-pack

Amid the ongoing Greek and eurozone debt crisis, MEPs and member states are trying to agree on a set of proposals for enhanced ‘economic governance’ in the eurozone. The aim: never again.MEPs will vote on the proposals tomorrow, but it looks like they’…

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With the Greek and eurozone debt crisis showing no sign of easing, let’s try to assess the state of affairs – and what could happen over the next few weeks:Last Friday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made clear in…

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Staring into the abyss

The situation in Greece has shifted in the last few days (admittedly a massive understatement), previously the disagreement between the ECB and Germany over a second Greek bailout was the main threat, but with the IMF now agreeing to release the next t…

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So, the frank exchange of views with the ECB over our recent research into the ECB’s exposure to peripheral Eurozone countries rumbles on (albeit indirectly for the most part).(See here for our previous response to the ECB)Yesterday, the WSJ Real Tim…

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If you’d happened to pass by Syntagma Square in Athens this Sunday – the site of various protests over the last few weeks – you would have had the chance to reflect on the various chants from the Greek protesters frustrated with their government’s/the …

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Remember AIG?

The Bank of International Settlements – the go-to source for checking the exposure of one economy to another – published some new data last week.As always, it makes for interesting reading. In particular, we were fascinated by this: while European fina…

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