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    1. May 26, 2015

      Greek and German officials play down looming Athens default

      Greek and German officials have tried to play down the possibility of a default by Athens on a looming €300m loan instalment...

    2. May 25, 2015

      Greek debt markets offer little insight

      What can you learn about the Greek debt crisis from the country’s debt markets? Surprisingly little. Athens is fast running...

    3. May 25, 2015

      Tsipras wins backing over bailout talks

      Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, won backing from his radical Syriza party to conclude a bailout deal in the face...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 25, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The cash crunch continues for Greece, which has again threatened to default on...

    5. May 22, 2015

      Eurozone says no Greek deal without IMF

      European leaders have told Greece there will be no deal to release desperately needed bailout aid without approval from the...

    6. May 20, 2015

      Investors eye consequences of a Greek default

      With Greece fast running out of cash, investors and policy makers have begun contemplating the possibility of a default and...

    7. May 19, 2015

      ECB ensnared in politics as it faces vote on Bank of Greece loans

      The European Central Bank is supposed to be apolitical but it has found itself ensnared by eurozone politics. On Wednesday,...

    8. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2015

      What to make of the new "Juncker Plan" for Greece?

      The Greek daily To Vima has a nice scoop this afternoon about a document they’ve been leaked purporting to be a new proposal...

    9. May 17, 2015

      Tsipras letter reveals precariousness of Greece’s finances

      Greece came so close to defaulting on last week’s €750m International Monetary Fund repayment that the prime minister warned...

    10. May 17, 2015

      The simple core of the Grexit and Brexit conundrums

      There are two categories of problems facing the EU. There are those which are genuinely difficult to solve, such as the...

    11. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Coca-Cola HBC's Greek warning

      It’s not bottling it, but Coca-Cola HBC is certainly cautious on Greece, SABMiller is downing Greenwich’s Meantime craft...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2015

      Abandoned in Athens

      A man walks past abandoned buildings with ‘for sale’ sign in central Athens, on Wednesday ...

    13. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Senate Democrats revolted against President Barack Obama, blocking a...

    14. May 12, 2015

      Greece taps IMF reserves to pay €750m debt

      Greece took the unusual step of raiding its holdings of the International Monetary Fund’s de facto currency to make a €750m...

    15. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. China’s bourses continued marching higher after the central bank cut rates on...

    16. May 10, 2015

      Greece hits crunch time over €750m repayment to IMF

      Monday’s meeting of Eurogroup ministers in Brussels may or may not turn out to be a make or break moment for Greece and the...

    17. May 7, 2015

      Greek bailout talks near ‘drop dead’ moment

      There have been so many “make-or-break” moments for Athens since Greece’s debt crisis first shook markets five years...

    18. Brussels Blog

      May 6, 2015

      Is this how Greece is avoiding bankruptcy?

      With Greece’s government coffers dwindling by the day, nervous creditors have been watching each and every debt repayment...

    19. May 6, 2015

      Greece overturns civil service reforms

      Even as the Greek government scrambled to reach an agreement on new economic reforms with its creditors in Brussels, it...

    20. May 5, 2015

      Debt talks on hold until Greece agrees reforms, warns Moscovici

      Greece’s eurozone creditors will not discuss how to get the country’s sovereign debt back on a sustainable path until Athens...

    21. May 5, 2015

      The reality of trying to build a business in Greece today

      As I fly out of Athens on a spring afternoon I can’t escape the thought that, in my lifetime, my country has never had it so...

    22. May 5, 2015

      European Commission slashes growth forecast for Greece

      Brussels drastically slashed its forecasts for the Greek economy on Tuesday, warning the political turmoil in Athens would...

    23. May 4, 2015

      IMF takes hard line on aid as Greek surplus turns to deficit

      Greece is so far off course on its €172bn bailout programme that it faces losing vital International Monetary Fund support...

    24. May 4, 2015

      Greece set to lose last friend in EU as Sapin’s patience runs out

      In Riga at the end of April, Greece may have lost its last friend in Europe. At the eurozone meeting in the Latvian capital,...

    25. May 3, 2015

      UK election and US jobs report to dominate a packed week

      Investors have a packed calendar, with the UK election sharing a week with the latest reading on the US labour market and...

    26. May 3, 2015

      Athens mayor guards city’s cash from government

      The fund-grabbing decree came like a bolt from the blue, according to the mayor of Athens. Yiorgos Kaminis was in Vienna...

    27. May 1, 2015

      Greeks mark May Day with anti-austerity protests

      Greece’s finance minister joined a May Day demonstration of defiance against the country’s international creditors on Friday...

    28. May 1, 2015

      Greek archaeologist Nikos Stampolidis

      The balcony of Nikos Stampolidis’s third-floor apartment in the historic centre of Athens is barely wide enough for two...

    29. Brussels Blog

      April 28, 2015

      Did Greece get promised a deal on t-bills?

      Monday night’s live TV interview with Alexis Tsipras, the first since he became Greece’s prime minister, has generated...

    30. April 26, 2015

      Eurozone officials seek to bypass Varoufakis to spur Greek talks

      A fraught eurozone meeting in Riga at the weekend has left Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister, increasingly...

    31. April 24, 2015

      Syriza censured over legislation to release terrorist

      In the early hours of June 29, 2002 a home-made bomb exploded in the hands of Savvas Xiros as he walked towards a shipping...

    32. April 24, 2015

      EU frustration over Greece boils over at eurogroup meeting

      Months of mounting tensions between Greece and its creditors boiled over at a high-level EU meeting on Friday with eurozone...

    33. April 24, 2015

      Bund yields track hopes for Greek accord

      Waning haven demand kept German Bunds higher for the week while Greece’s short-term government debt yields shifted lower on...

    34. April 21, 2015

      Greek debt deadlock hits share and bond prices

      Deadlock between Athens and its creditors triggered a sharp sell off in Greek markets on Tuesday as hopes for a bailout deal...

    35. April 20, 2015

      Clearing houses hit back at European plans

      A group of seven European derivatives exchanges operators have hit back at regulators’ plans to give investors greater...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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