Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Economic News , Data And Views ( March 25 , 2015 ) Greece celebrates Independence Day .... Eurozone Data continues positive trend ( PMI data generally positive Tuesday , German IFO BC Index upside surprise today ) ..... Swiss Franc jumps versus Euro - most since SNB scrapped cap ...... Heinz to merge with Kraft .....Ukraine restlessness continues ...... Updates on the Tragic Germanwings crash ...... Bayern LB Writedown on HETA - 1.2 BN euro ...... Items from Japan !


Tweets.... Additional items updated at tweet feed during the day !




Here is my latest post on HAA/Heta, BayernLB and....well, a cast of thousands. Austria, Banks and Sovereign Default
















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Independence Day parade in Athens












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reform list expected on Monday. First needs a staff level agreement and then discussion at the EWG level says Brussels source.










Return of €1.2bn to Athens from EFSF is "legally impossible" says Brussels source after EWG meeting earlier today ~







Eurogroup Chief Dijsselbloem: “That [Greece is] all but broke, we knew already.” - finally something him & Greek FM Varoufakis agree on...







Next Monday is D-Day for state funds







Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: One Minute to Midnight: Athens Raids Public Health Coffers in Hunt via







Greece Raids Public Health Service Kitty as It Scrambles for a Short-Term Lifeline; ECB Refuses to Cut a Break...







Another Euro upside "surprise" - German IFO BC Index beats consensus in March up from 106.8 in Feb to 107.9.














Yesterday's Eurozone flash PMIs generally positive. Pantheon's ups his Q1 forecast to 0.5% q-o-q.












Swiss Franc Jumps Most Versus Euro Since Cap Scrapped in January.







CEO rules out technical malfunction in crash







Crash Experts Face Mystery of Eight-Minute Drop Without a Mayday.







Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With Kraft, Creating 5th Largest Food Company In The World



Head & Dep Head of Emergency Situations Service arrested for corruption on live TV.














Ukraine leader fires oligarch Kolomoisky as regional chief













Crowd of several hundred in front of Ukraine government building demands PM’s resignation







Reshuffles expected in Ukraine's government — Ukrainian lawmaker










Ukraine can't restructure foreign debt without restructuring its debt to Russia — expert









Did De-Dollarization Just Reach Escape Velocity? China's New Silk Road & Putin's Eurasian Trade Network








"BayernLB considers the Austrian govt's treatment of the creditors of the former Hypo Alpe Adria unacceptable and illegal in all respects."









BayernLB’s Writedown on Heta ~EU1.2b: CEO Riegler








What bond market? Bank of Japan Offers to Buy 1.05 trillion Govt Debt From Market





Evening comedy hour has begun: ASO: HARD TO SEE HYPER-INFLATION HAPPENING IN JAPAN ECONOMY NOW.







Funnier: ASO: BOJ'S BOND BUYS NOT AIMED AT BOOSTING STOCK PRICES