Sunday, April 12, 2015

Economic News and Views ( April 12 , 2015 ) - Recap of Greece Situation ( Creditor Talks , Internal and External Politics Touching on Greece - News and Views ) ..... Europe in Focus ( Spanish Polling Numbers , QE , Eurozone Economic Issues , Brussels )



Happy Greek Easter

Just as barely met repayment today, extensive background on how the relationship started back in 2010

govt official says FAS article ovr Working Group mtng on Wed is false & provocative, asks paper to apologize. cc

Reuters:""Now There's just no appetite in the euro zone for a grand bargain to take over Greece's debt to the IMF &the ECB."

Greece may have blown best hope of debt deal

Eurozone Countries See No Progress in Reform Talks With Greece – Reports

MY VIEW - Greece will soon leave Eurozone

Eurogroup wants Greece's list of reforms by April 20, says FAZ report


leronymos clarified that he was not talking about selling Greek church property but exploitation of it.Another Goldman swap?

While Greek EconMin Stathakis said that talks w/ creditors had made significant progress, FAS reports that not moving in aid talks.

Europe ......

My almost complete Spain data file on the country's recovery: Glass Half Full or Half Empty

Spain's net external debt has risen - result of ongoing fund inflows (bonds, shares, real estate) over last 18 months

Impact of Spain crisis not equal geographically. El País has produced a regional vulnerability index.

Exciting → poll [Metroscopia]: Podemos 22.1%, PSOE 21.9%, PP 20.8%, Ciudadanos 19.4% - four way split. /via

: What happens when debt ceases to matter?