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Category: Eurozone Debt Crisis

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Politics

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Greece, EU and the Tower of Babel / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Submissions

Athanasios Laspopoulos writes: I remember when I was at school, many years ago, that a course was developed
for the Tower of Babel and a sketch showing a huge Tower building from thousands
of people. As I remember the Tower was building by many countries and different
peoples in order to reach heaven and God. This project because of the
multilingualism and misunderstanding was abandoned. This was the model on
which the EU was based on??  Because as I can see in pictures and the model
the EU is made of, are almost the same. And the funny thing is that in EU
there are multiple states, multiple languages and a relative disconnection
between the members just as it was happening at the Tower of Babel.

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Politics

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tsipras Invites Schäuble To Fall Into His Own Sword / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Too many voices the past few days are all pointing the same way, and I’ve always thought that is never good. A guessing-based consensus, jumping to conclusions and all that. Look, it’s fine if you don’t have all the answers, no matter how nervous it makes you.

What I’m referring to in this instance is the overwhelming conviction that Greece and Tsipras have conceded, given in to the Troika, flown a white flag, you get the drift. But guys, the battle ain’t over yet.

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Politics

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Grexit: Montenegro, Ecuador or Bulgaria? / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Steve_H_Hanke

Could Greece adopt the dollar?

In truth, Bulgaria, not the greenback, is the better currency model after Grexit.

What if the eurozone shows Greece the door? There are claims that the creation of a new currency regime in Greece would be fraught with problems. While the practical, technical problems would be relatively small, the political problems could be daunting.

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Politics

Sunday, July 12, 2015

"Guerrilla Warfare Against a Hegemonic Power": The Challenge and Promise of Greece / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Ellen_Brown

Banks create money when they make loans. Greece could restore the liquidity desperately needed by its banks and its economy by nationalizing the banks and issuing digital loans backed by government guarantees to its ailing businesses. Greece could provide an inspiring model of sustainable prosperity for the world. But it is being strangled by a hegemonic power in a financial war that is being waged against us all.  

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Interest-Rates

Saturday, July 11, 2015

From Tsipras Proposal to Yellen's Speech / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Ashraf_Laidi

This afternoon's speech by Fed Chair Yellen at 12:30 Eastern (16:30 GMT/17:30 BST) is expected to reveal her reiteration the message that more will be needed from jobs and inflation before rates lift-off, especially 48 hours before another emergency EU/Greece summit. Yellen's take on the China and Greece issues will undoubtedly be highlighted as to be taken into consideration by the Federal Reserve. Yellen will be asked more on these global issues on Wednesday's semi-annual testimony to Congress (a crucial hour, coinciding with the Bank of Canada decision).

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Politics

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Syriza Cruel Hoax on Greek People, Led Like Sheep to Economic Collapse Slaughter House / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Syriza presents bailout proposals worse than Greece rejected at the 5th July referendum. The Syriza game theory players 6 month long intensifying black mail of the euro-zone that culminated in the NO referendum to the previous bailout package from the 'evil Troika', who according to Syriza were financial terrorists hell bent on the destruction of Greece, to which end only Syriza were the Greek people's saviors who would prevail with no austerity over the evil Troika.

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Politics

Friday, July 10, 2015

Greece Crisis - Someone Pull The Plug or This Will End in War / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

I was going to write up on the uselessness of Angela Merkel, given that she said on this week that “giving in to Greece could ‘blow apart’ the euro”, and it’s the 180º other way around; it’s the consistent refusal to allow any leniency towards the Greeks that is blowing the currency union to smithereens.

Merkel’s been such an abject failure, the fullblown lack of leadership, the addiction to her right wing backbenchers, no opinion that seems to be remotely her own. But I don’t think the topic by itself makes much sense anymore for an article. It’s high time to take a step back and oversee the entire failing euro and EU system.

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Politics

Friday, July 10, 2015

Forget about Reaching a Deal with Greece, Europe Needs a deal with... Europe! / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Atlantic_Perspective

Mathematically speaking, Greece needs debt relief. There´s no other option. The country can´t pay back its debts. But there is a nasty “but” in this statement...
If Europe lets Greece off the hook, then all the other “emerging Greeces” of the UE will want the same. Far-left governments would start winning elections all over the place, starting with Portugal and Spain - just a few months away from electing a new government. And that would be the end of the European Union.

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Economics

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Greece Enters Its Crack-Up Boom - The War on Cash / Economics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: John_Rubino

The Austrian School of economics has a concept called a “crack-up boom” in which a critical mass of people conclude that their government is actively trying to devalue its currency.

Consumers respond by front-running the government, spending their paychecks immediately in order to convert their soon-to-be-less-valuable money into real things. Merchants, not happy about the sudden influx of suspect currency (and sensing the panic of their customers) hold out for ever-higher prices, causing inflation to spike. But it’s a special kind of inflation, driven not by a sudden increase in the money supply but by collapsing confidence among holders of the currency.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Greece: Act One of a Global Debt Drama - Video / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: EWI

Greek citizens vote "Yes" to kick the can down the road

Editor's note: You'll find the text version of the story below the video.

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Politics

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Greece Humanitarian Appeal - Automatic Earth Fund for Athens Makes First Donation / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Found myself talking to very lovely and very young Melanie from Ottawa, on a solo world tour, last evening in a bar in the Plaka district of Athens. And as I was telling her about what I do, and why, I noticed it was very hard to explain to her what exactly is happening to the Greek health care system.

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Politics

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Europe has a Financial Nuclear Option that Nullifies the Greek Blackmail / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Atlantic_Perspective

Since the Syriza government took power a few months ago, Alexis Tsipras backed (or controlled) by Varoufakis, assumed a defiant position based on the assumption that “We owe Europe so much money that we´ve got you on our hands. If you (Europe) want to see some of that money back, we determine the rules”.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Greece Debt Crisis to Trigger Euro-zone Credit Freeze, Expiry of Greek Euro Bank Notes / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Nadeem_Walayat

According to to Syriza politicians, Tsipras and Varoufakis a NO vote would have delivered the Greek people victory in its negotiation with the Troika with promises of an agreement already on the table and of course the banks would reopen Tuesday. Which just like a string of promises made for the whole of 2015 have proved totally worthless propaganda aimed at convincing a delusional Greek electorate that a paradise of sorts was awaiting them if only they voted NO / committed mass suicide, the reality of which is only slowly starting to dawn on an increasingly panicky Greek people who are experiencing economic collapse accelerate on a daily basis.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Marc Faber Warns: “Wake Up, People Of The World! Greece Will Come To You …Very Soon” / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Bloomberg

- World is “over-indebted”, Mark Faber tells Bloomberg
- “Defaults will follow or they will have to create very high inflation rates”
- Greece will leave EU or Troika will take 50% “haircut”
- Leaving EU may be Greece’s best option

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Politics

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Greek Vote and the EU Miscalculation / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: STRATFOR

By George Friedman : In a result that should surprise no one, the Greeks voted to reject European demands for additional austerity measures as the price for providing funds to allow Greek banks to operate. There are three reasons this should have been no surprise. First, the ruling Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza party, is ruling because it has an understanding of the Greek mood. Second, the constant scorn and contempt that the European leadership heaped on the prime minister and finance minister convinced the Greeks not only that the scorn was meant for them as well but also that anyone so despised by the European leadership wasn't all bad. Finally, and most important, the European leadership put the Greek voters in a position in which they had nothing to lose. The Greeks were left to choose between two forms of devastation — one that was immediate but possible to recover from, and one that was a longer-term strangulation with no exit.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Bill Gross on Greece: 'We're in the Eye of the Hurricane' / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Bloomberg

Bill Gross of Janus Capital spoke with Bloomberg Television's Erik Schatzker and Guy Johnson about Greece's debt.

On whether he is surprised by the calm reaction of the markets, Gross said: "Yes, I am surprised...It appears that we're in the eye of the hurricane. I do not believe that this situation really is calm."

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Stock-Markets

Monday, July 06, 2015

Marc Faber Warns of Greece Crisis Contagion Very High Risk / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Bloomberg

Marc Faber, Editor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, spoke with Bloomberg Television's Olivia Sterns and Matt Miller about the contagion risk posed by the Greek debt crisis and the prospects for a resolution. He also discussed the Chinese stock market.

When asked whether we are actually going to see contagion spread further, Faber said: "I think the likelihood of contagion is very high. And I have to say when you have a borrower, you also have a lender. And it's actually, in my view, amazing how the EU kept on pumping money into Greece, partly also to bail out their own banks. And suddenly now the debt is no longer manageable."

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Stock-Markets

Monday, July 06, 2015

Greece to Print Counterfeit Euros or IOUs, Hyper-Inflation Beckons / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The shock decisive NO referendum vote as the Greek electorate fell for Syriza propaganda that painted a picture of Greeks being the victims of the evil Troika has seen mainstream press focus turm (perhaps after googling) turn to Greece's banking system collapse that remains closed with as little as Euro 50 per day being allowed for withdrawals, as the banks are fast running out of Euro bank notes with cash points expected to completely run dry by Wednesday.

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Politics

Monday, July 06, 2015

Greece and Puerto Rico: Previews of Coming Attractions / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Michael_Pento

Governor Alejandro García Padilla of Puerto Rico said this week he does not think the Commonwealth will be able to pay back the $73 billion in debt owed to bondholders. I find this rare bit of honesty totally refreshing. For the past three years some had speculated about the possibility of a Puerto Rican default, but most believed it to be a farfetched notion. Now the question of solvency is no longer in doubt: Puerto Rico is officially broke and is unable to pay all of its debt obligations.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, July 06, 2015

“Oxi!” - Greeks Defy Eu As Varoufakis Resigns To Ease Tensions With “Partners” / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: GoldCore

- Brave Greeks vote overwhelmingly against austerity
- Varoufakis resigns to clear air for next phase of negotiations
- We think a Greek debt deal is highly likely over the next few days
- EU elites had hoped “yes” vote would force the replacement of Syriza with unelected technocratic experts
- Syriza may nationalize banks to protect depositors from “bail-ins”
- UK slashes Deposit Insurance from £85,000 to £75,000
- Europe and the world now in uncharted waters, gold will protect

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