Category Archives: Eurozone Sovereign Spreads

Greek crisis in 90 seconds – FT

The FT’s Martin Sandbu explains why Greece is facing the spectre of default and what happens if a deal is not reached. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not observable)

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Greece’s Debt Dilemma Explained in 90 Seconds – FT

May 12 — Greece faces a long list of deadlines and a big one is today. The country owes the International Monetary Fund roughly $880 million. Spain’s finance minister has said “Greece’s liquidity situation is getting increasingly complicated.” Bloomberg’s David … Continue reading

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Greece nears deadline to repay IMF debt – FT

The eurogroup meeting could be a make or break moment ahead of Greece’s deadline to repay the IMF €750m. The FT’s Peter Spiegel reports from Brussels on Athens’s options. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf on Greece leaving the euro – FT

The Greek state is once again running out of cash, and this time there may be no rescue. Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, talks to the FT’s Mark Vandevelde about what happens if Greece ends up in default. Click here … Continue reading

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‘Grexit’ reloaded? – Euronews

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Eurozone peripheral debt costs fall – FT

Greek debt woes almost broke up the eurozone, but its debt market return in April was a success. FT capital markets reporters Christopher Thompson and Elaine Moore discuss why there has been such a fast turnround in peripheral bonds and … Continue reading

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Greece three years on – FT

Calm has returned to Greece after the anti-austerity riots three years ago. The economy is expected to grow this year for the first time since 2007. Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, analyses the country’s progress and the work still to … Continue reading

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Euro Debt Constraining Growth – FT

Ralph Atkins, the FT’s capital markets editor, discusses high private sector debt levels in the eurozone with Moritz Kraemer, S&P’s chief sovereign ratings officer. Mr Kramer says Europe is ‘in for the long haul’ on debt deleveraging. For more video … Continue reading

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Should the ECB launch QE? – FT

Some hope the European Central Bank will use quantitative easing to help the fragile region, but as Albert Gallo, head of macro credit research at RBS, points out, with sovereign bonds already at multiyear lows QE will not help where … Continue reading

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Greece: gift horse – FT

The Greek 10-year sovereign closed at 5.89 percent,  the lowest since the crisis began. Greece plans to sell its first long-term bond since its bailout in 2010. Lex’s Robert Armstrong and Joseph Cotterill discuss whether it is worth paying up … Continue reading

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