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      Mythology that blocks progress in Greece

      The Greek epic continues. It will not end well if the people involved do not recognise they are clinging on to myths. Here...

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      Greek debt deadlock hits share and bond prices

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    1. 6 hours ago

      Greek leaders under fire for ordering councils to hand over cash

      Greece’s anti-austerity government faced the first serious rebellion over its handling of a deepening fiscal crisis after it...

    2. April 20, 2015

      Greece’s gloomy future is Ireland’s unlamented past

      On the night that Ireland entered a bailout programme in late November 2010, a giddy, end-of-era mood gripped Dublin’s...

    3. Westminster Blog

      April 20, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events April 20 On Monday the Scottish National party – now the leading party north of the border –...

    4. April 20, 2015

      Missing sovereign bond clauses keep door open to holdouts

      International efforts to bolster the legal underpinnings of sovereign bonds are being resisted by some countries, raising...

    5. April 20, 2015

      Germany’s life assurers: the next crisis?

      Tucked away in the International Monetary Fund’s latest analysis of global financial stability are a couple of pages of...

    6. April 20, 2015

      Greek short-term bond yields hit another high

      A sharp sell-off in Greece’s short-term bonds entered its seventh consecutive session on Monday, with interest-rate yields...

    7. Gavyn Davies

      April 20, 2015

      Oil shock morphs into global monetary shock - again

      Ever since the collapse in oil prices started last summer, the behaviour of the global economy and financial markets has...

    8. April 20, 2015

      Non-Chinese companies warm to renminbi

      Non-Chinese companies are increasingly using the renminbi as an international currency and expect to more than double the...

    9. April 19, 2015

      IMF chief encourages Greece to bring reforms to ‘fruition’

      Greece’s populist government must set aside politics and bring promised reforms to “fruition” to save its economy and avoid...

    10. April 19, 2015

      Greek default necessary but Grexit is not

      Until last week, discussions with Greece did not go well. That changed when the circus of international financial diplomacy...

    11. April 19, 2015

      How to deal with a problem child like Greece

      Never in the history of the eurozone has the eurogroup been so united. Never have the institutions formerly known as the...

    12. April 18, 2015

      Draghi says eurozone has tools to deal with Greece crisis

      Mario Draghi said the euro area was better equipped than it had been in the past to deal with a new Greek crisis but warned...

    13. April 18, 2015

      Lew urges Greece to speed up reforms

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew warned on Friday that a full-blown crisis in Greece would cast a new cloud of uncertainty...

    14. April 17, 2015

      Greece: Decision time

      Below the walls of the Greek parliament, on the spacious, sloping square of Syntagma in central Athens, the most unusual...

    15. April 17, 2015

      Detention marks new low for ex-IMF chief

      The touch lasted only a few seconds, but it will be seared into the mind of Rodrigo Rato — and of millions of Spaniards —...

    16. April 17, 2015

      No easy answers in emerging markets

      You probably don’t need to worry about the outcome of the UK general election if you’re a long-term investor. As our feature...

    17. April 17, 2015

      Moscovici warns Greece to agree to reforms or face default

      The EU’s top economic official has set the mid-May meeting of eurozone finance ministers as the “decisive” moment for Greece...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 17, 2015

      Guest post: The Euro and the IMF Now

      Here’s former IMF staffer Peter Doyle , with some bold advice from the wings of the IMF Spring meetings… Wolfgang Schäuble...

    19. April 17, 2015

      Greek debt ends torrid week under pressure

      Germany sharply outperformed Greece and other weaker economies on Friday as tensions in Europe’s debt markets suggested the...

    20. April 17, 2015

      Tory campaign fillip as Lagarde and Schäuble praise UK economy

      The Conservatives have received a double pre-election boost with the head of the International Monetary Fund and the German...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The crisis may finally be loosening its grip on the financial sector. Goldman...

    22. April 16, 2015

      Rodrigo Rato released from police detention

      Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was released from police detention in the early hours of...

    23. April 16, 2015

      Taper tantrums could end in tears for bondholders

      In these days of hyperactive communications from central banks, it is hard to remember just how secretive policy makers used...

    24. April 16, 2015

      World Bank: Stress test

      The World Bank: Changing focus In the muddy waters of the Congo, where the river speeds into what are known as the Inga...

    25. April 16, 2015

      Politicians’ poll pledges hit by fickle forecasts on UK economy

      Politicians received a sharp reminder this week of the dangers of aligning policy promises with economic forecasts. The...

    26. April 16, 2015

      Wanted: a new leader with purpose at OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is a body that frequently feels as cumbersome as its name. It...

    27. April 16, 2015

      Ukraine plays hardball on bank debt restructuring

      Ukraine plans to tell investors on Friday that it will allow a state-owned bank to default unless a deal with creditors can...

    28. April 16, 2015

      Federal Reserve official at odds with IMF rates warning

      A senior Federal Reserve official has played down fears of a gulf between the traders’ rates outlook and expectations of the...

    29. April 16, 2015

      Christine Lagarde dashes Greek hopes on loan respite

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, dashed Greece’s hopes of grace periods for loans it is due to...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2015

      About that ELA rulebook (all two pages)

      With Greek sovereign yields blowing wider on Thursday (and pretty much staying there), it’s worth revisiting what exactly...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2015

      Ukraine's creditors are pushing it towards default

      After a lull of several weeks, an upsurge of fighting near Donetsk is once again threatening Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire. A...

    32. April 16, 2015

      Free Lunch: Words of wisdom

      The truth-seeking IMF The International Monetary Fund is worth listening to. In a fascinating blog post entitled "The...

    33. April 16, 2015

      Greek bond yields march higher

      Greece’s government bond yields rose sharply and Athens’ main equities index endured a volatile run on fresh concern about...

    34. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2015

      Your October 2014 flash crash, charted

      Courtesy of the IMF and spotted by Toby Nangle, do click to enlarge: It’s from the IMF’s recently released Global Financial...

    35. April 15, 2015

      Wolfgang Schäuble dashes hope of Greek bailout deal

      Germany’s finance minister virtually ruled out a deal next week that would release bailout funds to Athens, increasing the...

    36. April 15, 2015

      IMF warns UK on deficit reduction plans

      Britain’s next government will not be able to balance its books by the end of the decade, the International Monetary Fund...

    37. April 15, 2015

      ‘Super taper tantrum’ ahead, warns IMF

      The Federal Reserve’s first interest rate rise risks triggering a jolt to bond markets that could surpass the turmoil the...

    38. April 15, 2015

      Free Lunch: The good, the bad and the ugly in structural reform

      Not all reforms are created equal "Not helpful" was then-commissioner Olli Rehn's reaction a few years ago when the...

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