Brief sideline chat with President Obama . Serious talks with Draghi and Lew set for Friday evening and night !
Yves Smith examines default and grexit ... a good read !
A deal appears distant amid enduring deadlock in Greek reform negotiations. http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_16/04/2015_549156 …
Katherimini reports Greek Banks have been asked to dispose of Greek debt. NB: Biggest holders:
PiraeusBank 2.3% Eurobank 1.8% Deutsche 0.1%
@RANsquawk Greek banks in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey
Here. We. Go.
Today/2 --> Greek FinMin Varoufakis to meet sovereign debt lawyer Lee Buchheit
Today/1 --> Greek FinMin Varoufakis to meet ECB President Draghi
Edward Hugh retweeted
#Japan | Foreigners snap up ¥1T of Japan stocks in 2W http://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Tokyo-Market/Foreigners-snap-up-1-trillion-yen-of-Japan-stocks-in-two-weeks … Move along...nothing to see here
Countdown continues... German 10yr bond yields heading below zero. Now below 0.08%.
Pre-mkt opening indications: Syngenta -3.0% Nestle -2.6% BASF -1.2% RWE -1.1% Bayer -0.8% Infineon -0.7% Monte Paschi +1.7%
EU participants still await any breakthrough in negotiations between Greece and the EU with Greek optimistic that a deal can be reached
Asian equities mostly followed on from lower Wall St close although CH equities bucked the trend amid foreign investment flows into Silk Rd
Lagarde won’t give support to Greece missing IMF payment. Missing payment would put Greece in club w/ Zimbabwe, Sudan http://bloom.bg/1DLiN6U
S&P's Kraemer: It's 'crunchtime' for #Greece BUT a missed payment to #IMF is not a default under S&P rules. http://cnb.cx/1JOEJPm
How close is #Greece to #Grexit and would a Greek exit matter for the rest of the #Eurozone? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32332221 …
Mark Schieritz:The ECB has set up a team to help Greece introducing the Drachma in case of a Grexit..https://global.handelsblatt.com/edition/157/ressort/politics/article/bankrupt-but-firmly-in-the-euro …
Telegraph: Sources in Athens say that major voices in Syriza now view arrears to the IMF as a necessary evil
Russian FinMin Siluanov says #Russia won't agree to #Ukraine debt restructuring (as mkt prices default w/ certainty)
Moody's: Ukraine's External Position Remains Precarious Despite Prospective Usd15 Billion Debt Restructuring
Ukraine restructuring: IMF review tomorrow, in the meantime creditors are pushing Ukraine towards default #Ukraine http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2015/04/16/ukraines-creditors-are-pushing-it-towards-default/ …
george dadoudis retweeted
VAROUFAKIS SAYS GREEK GOVT WANTS CREATION OF `BAD BANK' Another one?
Varoufakis: "we will compromise but we won't be compromised". Enough of the rhetoric! Tell us what reforms you will actually deliver...
Varoufakis has said it finally: "We wish to merge the current review with the June agreement." #Greece #GreekEconomy
Varoufakis "Why can't the @EIBtheEUbank fund a 'New Deal' for Europe, with the @ecb backing bond issuance in secondary market?"
Varoufakis time folks! ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhyVcB_3j2s … /via @BrookingsInst #GreekEconomy #Greece
Schäuble: If #Greece wants 7.2bn tranche than it has to delivr. Otherwise they don't hv to take the money. They'll hv to find othr solutions
Schäuble: Greek debt not a problem in the next 6 yrs. Now challenge is growth. Minimum wage is highr than in other countries ~@GuntramWolff
Schäuble about #Greece: If you find someone else in Beijing, Moscow etc who is willing to lend you money, we are OK, take it. #eurofuture
Schäuble time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP2q_t6JuuE … Sorry, @Kemal_Dervis & @davidmwessel's too. /via @BrookingsInst #euro
#Greece, in the last few weeks of calm before the storm that one side thinks will never come and the other believes it can control
Samaras was supposed to deliver 1.5%, Tsipras promised to keep it, 2014 primary surplus was just 0.4% of GDP #Greece
Top investigator says #Interpol's inaction thwarts cases against #Yanukovych allies http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/top-investigator-says-interpols-inaction-thwarts-cases-against-yanukovych-allies-386405.html …
Two high profile pro-Russians killed in Ukraine. Kyiv accuses Moscow http://bit.ly/1IQAANh
Ukraine finance minister Jaresko fires a warning shot to creditors: Cooperate or else... http://on.wsj.com/1FN6Foo