Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Economic News , Data and Views ( March 17 , 2015 ) - Eurozone data ( EZ CPI comes in at -0.3 as expected , employment slightly up in EZ and EU 28 ) ..... Greece items of note ( Grexit , March payments and cash crunch , Tsipras to visit Berlin and Moscow , creditor talks items , ) ..... Ukraine items of note ( natural gas situation , CDS hits 5 year high on larger write-down fears ) ...... Finland Populists ascendant .......Fed Meeting begins Tuesday...... And more !


Evening Tweets..... Greece and Institutions at complete loggerheads presently ....


Numerous additional items at twitter feed




Markets upset with as Athens angers euro creditors with lack of info.








Greek Parliament to conclude talks March 18th including voting procedures at noon (local time) on Humanitarian Bill.








gov't finance team in emergency meeting after humanitarian crisis bill blocked by , Greek media report



Humanitarian Bill and other provisions today. Thursday it will address tax arrears.




New legislasion scheduled for a vote on Friday



EU’s Costello also blocked tax-instalment law due in Greek parliament Thursday, according to comms seen by me. Blog follows (4/4)






EU’s Costello also blocked tax-instalment law due in Greek parliament Thursday, according to comms seen by me. Blog follows (4/4)




Greece (3/4): EU’s Costello "strongly urge having the proper policy consultations first, including consistency with reform efforts”




Greece (2/4): Declan Costello, EU negotiator told Greece humanitarian law "would be proceeding unilaterally and in a piecemeal manner”



EU vetoes Greek humanitarian law due in parliament tomorrow (1/4). I’ve seen comms saying vote “inconsistent” w 20/2 deal




Costas Lapavitsas: The Syriza strategy has come to an end via





Greece Faces Cash Crunch This Friday Without "Plan A Or Plan B"; What Happens Next









Dijsselbloem openly threatens with capital controls. Fortunately negotiations now take place at higher level.










says to use asset sales for social welfare, not to cut debt






DIJSSELBLOEM SAYS PRESSURE ON GREECE’S CASH INCREASES EVERY DAY:BBG






Morning Tweets....




requests 5-way meet w/ Merkel, Hollande, Draghi & Juncker to find political solution to crisis on Thursday ().






Eurozone CPI (Feb) Y/Y -0.3% vs. Exp. -0.3% (Prev. -0.3%)







* Ukraine 5-year credit default swaps reach 6-year high at 4,482 as investors fear bigger writedowns as part of debt restructuring - markit







's Euro Exit Seems Inevitable via







Grabs Cash as More Than $2 Billion in Payouts Loom








Tsipras to meet Merkel amid search for political backing








's PM to visit the Kremlin on April 8 following invitation from , Greek officials say.








Eurostat - employment up by 0.1% in euro area & by 0.2% in EU28 in Q4 2014 compared to Q3







Opposed to EU bailouts, 's populists eye power amidst econ trouble. GDP shrank in 4Q.








PM in crucial top-level meet on Thursday





Creditors ask for details on data






‘Light’ measures in exchange for part of 7.2 bln-euro tranche






ACCORDING TO NAFTOGAZ CALCULATIONS, UKRAINE'S $15 MLN PREPAYMENTS FOR GAS ARE SUFFICIENT FOR 7 DAYS - GAZPROM








S&P Futures Weak As Fed Meeting Begins, 10 Year Yield Drops; Oil Back Under $43









NY CRUDE DROPS BELOW $43/BBL; FALLS 90C OR 2.1% TO $42.98/BBL





GERMAN ZEW MARCH INVESTOR EXPECTATIONS 54.8; MEDIAN EST. 59.4










"Colossal Defeat" For Obama As Australia Joins China's Regional Bank