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European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare | Seeking Alpha

January 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare | Seeking Alpha

While the eurozone basks in a cyclical upturn boosted by a surprisingly aggressive ECB, cheap oil and a cheap euro, fundamentally things are rather bad. The upturn is not strong enough to dent the eurozone’s structural problems and paper over the design problems of the euro, which can reassert themselves at any moment. Both the […]

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An Austrian Perspective On Greece | Seeking Alpha

January 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on An Austrian Perspective On Greece | Seeking Alpha

Austrian economist tends to blame soft money, market inefficiencies and a bloated state for the Greek crisis. However, since these have been present for decades in the Greek economy, they can’t be responsible for the unprecedented collapse. In our view, the combination of hard money, the constraints of a fixed currency system and unprecedented austerity […]

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The Idea Of A Temporary Grexit Is Rubbish | Seeking Alpha

January 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Idea Of A Temporary Grexit Is Rubbish | Seeking Alpha

Even the proposed deal reached during acrimonious negotiations over the weekend isn’t nearly enough to bring Greek debt anywhere near sustainable levels, nor is it going to revive Greek growth. More financing and debt relief, necessary in large measures on top of the agreement according to the IMF, are not forthcoming either. So Greece is […]

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U-Turn In Greece | Seeking Alpha

January 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on U-Turn In Greece | Seeking Alpha

Greece made one of the more baffling U-turns last week when the Government advising no to a creditor package in a referendum, only to propose a seemingly more stringent version. However, on closer inspection, the Greek negotiating position isn’t all that surprising and the most important clues were actually available to all from a 2012 […]

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The Parody Of Errors That Led To Grexit | Seeking Alpha

January 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on The Parody Of Errors That Led To Grexit | Seeking Alpha

Now that Greece’s exit from the eurozone seems all but a foregone conclusion, we look back at whether this could have been averted. What shows is not only a parody of errors on both sides, but also the severe constraints of the euro itself. The initial fallout of Grexit will probably be limited mostly to […]

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Portugal, The Next Eurozone Domino? | Seeking Alpha

January 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Portugal, The Next Eurozone Domino? | Seeking Alpha

The Greek situation is escalating, banks will be closed, capital controls imposed, and Greece is likely to default on its debt to the IMF on Tuesday. This could leave a big bill to other eurozone countries and tip the already precarious public finances over the edge in several member states, most notably Portugal. Several countries […]

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If You Do What You Always Do…

January 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on If You Do What You Always Do…

The markets rejoiced after Greece seems to have a deal with its creditors but then the party had to be called off because the IMF didn’t play ball. The Greeks have not accepted counter proposals, and the whole issue is up in the air. However, the big outlines of a deal, if concluded, are fairly […]

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Grexit! | Seeking Alpha

January 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Grexit! | Seeking Alpha

After having discussed reasons for Greece to stay within the eurozone, we now look at reasons for Greece to leave. There will be chaos, with an unknown dynamic and possible escalation. However, when the dust settles the Greek economy could receive a considerable boost by the end of austerity, debt. Even if Greece manages to […]

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Greece: Should I Stay Or Should I Go… | Seeking Alpha

January 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Greece: Should I Stay Or Should I Go… | Seeking Alpha

Greece faces a monumental decision whether to accept the Troika’s latest offer, embark on brinkmanship to coax a better one, or default on its debt and likely leave the eurozone. Here we look at the pros and cons of leaving the euro in a dispassionate economic way, describing the main arguments. First up, the arguments […]

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For A Few Euros More | Seeking Alpha

January 1st, 2016 · Comments Off on For A Few Euros More | Seeking Alpha

The $2 billion difference in the positions of Greece and its creditors seems to suggest that an agreement is within reach. However, since the creditor demands have not changed in substance, only in degree, accepting creditor demands would almost certainly confine the Greek economy to many more years in semi-deflationary slump. Such a situation would […]

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