Greek Opinion Poll: SYRIZA Holds Significant Lead Over New Democracy http://dlvr.it/9t5h2K #GreekNews
#Greece international tourist arrivals +6.6% in Apr and +17.5% in 4-month (from +28.8% in Q1), acc to SETE. #economy #tourism @setegreece
Proposed #Greece #VAT overhaul a stepping stone towards agreement with lenders? http://www.macropolis.gr/?i=portal.en.economy.2530&itemId=2530 … #economy #ec #ecb #imf
The Greek Analyst retweeted
#Greece: government plan to draw on local governments’ reserves seems to be failing http://bru.gl/1S5iREL
EUR/USD now *below* the level assumed by @ecb staff in March (1.13). Staff forecasts likely to be revised higher in June.
Jonathan Ferro retweeted
Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-19/five-things-coeure-greece-wal-mart … via @FerroTV
GERMAN ZEW MAY INVESTOR EXPECTATIONS 41.9; MEDIAN EST. 49
GERMAN OFFICIAL:EU RUSSIA SANCTIONS TO BE EXTENDED TO END 2015
UK in deflation: CPI dropped to -0.1% YoY in April, a fresh historical low and worse than consensus forecast at 0.0%.
Noyer: ECB ready to extend Asset purchases if needed to meet inflation target. Inflation expectations already bounced
German Bunds start higher to the session. 10yr yields almost 2bps lower at 0.63 as Citi sees squeeze risk w/ #ECB QE.
EU SAYS MORE TIME, EFFORT NEEDED TO BRIDGE GAPS ON GREECE
MERKEL SAID TO SEEK TO HEAD OFF PARTY REVOLT AGAINST GREEK AID
AUSTRIAN FINMIN SCHELLING SAYS IS NOT AS OPTIMISTIC AS GREECE THAT ATHENS CAN REACH DEAL WITH CREDITORS IN COMING DAYS
RUSSIA'S GAZPROM SAYS WILL START LAYING PIPES FOR TURKISH STREAM EARLY NEXT MONTH
#Italy: Calendar adjusted construction output fell 2.5% Y/Y in 1Q ... recovery gaining momentum!
JUNCKER RULES OUT POSSIBILITY OF GREECE AID DEAL IN RIGA
COEURE SAYS DEPOSIT RATE CAN IN THEORY BE EVEN MORE NEGATIVE
COEURE SAYS ECB TO ACCELERATE QE NOW BEFORE SUMMER MARKET LULL
Overnight // VAROUFAKIS: POTENTIAL REFERENDUM WOULD BE ABOUT EURO MEMBERSHIP
This chart shows why Bund yields will not rise further as there were too few sellers as the #ECB buys. (via Citi)