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    1. March 27, 2015

      Greece to pay pensions . . . for this month

      Some of the money has come through strong-arm collection tactics, and some through enticements. Whatever the case, Greece’s...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Greek morals and German maths must find common ground

      By origin, “enigma” is a Greek word. By chance, it is also what confronts Germans these days when their thoughts turn to...

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    1. March 27, 2015

      Avoid losses in race to the bottom

      There is a race to the bottom in currency markets. Just when many thought interest rates could go no lower, they do just...

    2. March 26, 2015

      Data show how Greek bank run loomed before bailout extension deal

      Greek companies and households pulled €7.6bn out of their bank accounts during the government’s standoff with its...

    3. March 25, 2015

      Missteps and miscalculations that could cost Greece the euro

      Despite having lots of the economic logic on their side, the newly-elected Greek government is slipping further behind in...

    4. March 25, 2015

      Ireland braced for Brexit prospect

      As Europe’s leaders grapple with the possibility of Greece having to leave the eurozone, politicians and officials in Dublin...

    5. March 25, 2015

      Greek hopes to tap €1.2bn from EU fund dashed

      Athens’ hope that it could alleviate a mounting cash crisis by seeking the return of €1.2bn in disputed funds from its bank...

    6. March 25, 2015

      Free Lunch: Understanding Greece

      Deficits without debt, default without Grexit Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel are no doubt right that it is better to talk...

    7. March 24, 2015

      Former Greek finance minister found guilty in ‘Lagarde list’ case

      George Papaconstantinou, former Greek finance minister, was found guilty on Tuesday of removing the names of three relatives...

    8. March 24, 2015

      Athens raids public health coffers in hunt for cash

      Greece’s government has raided the coffers of its public health service and the Athens metro as it widens a hunt for funds...

    9. March 23, 2015

      Merkel and Tsipras in bid to defuse tensions as cash fears rise

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and Alexis Tsipras, Greek prime minister, pledged to work together on Monday to try to...

    10. March 23, 2015

      Mario Draghi hits back at QE hawks

      Mario Draghi has hit back at hawks at the European Central Bank, challenging accusations that the eurozone’s €1.1tn...

    11. March 23, 2015

      Growth alone will not stabilise Europe

      Europe is in a race against time. After six years of economic crisis, extremist political parties are well-entrenched across...

    12. March 23, 2015

      Q&A: As Greece and creditors squabble, cash is running out

      It does not get much simpler than this: the Greek government is rapidly running out of money and the EU authorities that...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: the west must show the Kremlin it means business in Ukraine

      By David Clark of the Russia Foundation Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s finance minister, is in London this week to drum up...

    14. March 23, 2015

      What markets are watching this week

      After all the focus on the Federal Reserve and the dollar of late, attention this week should shift back to the battle...

    15. March 23, 2015

      Merkel under pressure to take tough line with Tsipras

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under intense pressure from her own coalition to stick to her tough line over...

    16. Brussels Blog

      March 22, 2015

      Tsipras letter to Merkel: the annotated text

      If you didn’t know what the standoff over Greece’s bailout was all about, Alexis Tsipras, the new Greek prime minister, has...

    17. March 22, 2015

      Greece’s leader warns Merkel of ‘impossible’ debt payments

      Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has warned Angela Merkel that it will be “impossible” for Athens to service debt...

    18. March 22, 2015

      Greek and German policy makers to meet for Berlin talks

      On Monday, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, will meet in Berlin. The meeting...

    19. March 22, 2015

      No cash for Athens until reforms in place, says Spain

      Greece’s cash-starved government will not receive any money from the eurozone rescue fund until all its proposed reforms...

    20. March 20, 2015

      Greek bailout summit ends in disarray

      Greece’s prime minister and fellow eurozone leaders emerged from a meeting early on Friday morning touting a breakthrough...

    21. March 20, 2015

      Greece versus the Baltics is not an argument for a heartless state

      “If anything, the problem with Syriza’s plans may be that they’re not radical enough.” Paul Krugman, January 26 2015 “The...

    22. March 20, 2015

      Germans’ unhealthy obsession with a Greek ‘Stinkefinger’

      The big Greek crisis question consuming Germany this week was not about debt or financial restructuring — but the left...

    23. March 20, 2015

      Greece slides towards the euro trapdoor

      If there is one thing all sides in the Greek crisis publicly agree on, it is that Greece should stay in the eurozone. Yet...

    24. March 20, 2015

      Fed doves and Greek hopes drive up euro

      The euro rallied strongly on Friday as unexpected US Federal Reserve dovishness combined with improving optimism on bail-out...

    25. March 19, 2015

      Greek woes trigger meat consumption slump

      Greece saw the largest fall in meat consumption globally in 2014 as the recession hit disposable incomes amid rising prices...

    26. March 19, 2015

      ECB weighs curbs on Greek banks’ government debt purchases

      The European Central Bank is considering banning Greek lenders from adding to their holdings of government debt in a move...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2015

      Ukraine's debt: don't write it off just yet

      So, how would you go about bailing out a war-zone? The IMF’s rescue plan for Ukraine, agreed by the fund’s executive board...

    28. The World

      March 19, 2015

      Popular parties blight Rajoy's electoral fortunes

      It seems as if good news is gushing out of Spain these days like water from a Seville fountain. The economy is expanding at...

    29. March 18, 2015

      Greece and creditors bicker ahead of summit

      A Greek “humanitarian bill” to aid victims of the economic crisis has become the latest flashpoint in the country’s frayed...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Construction of Tanap pipeline begins in Turkey as EU and Russia spar for upper hand

      A long awaited plan by the European Union to import Caspian gas moved forward this week as construction work began on the...

    31. March 18, 2015

      Voices from the street: Frankfurt protesters speak

      Protesters from a leftwing alliance calling itself Blockupy took to the streets of Frankfurt to protest against austerity...

    32. March 17, 2015

      Greek exit from the euro is not a risk worth taking

      The ugly word “Grexit” should never have been coined. More than a conventional default, a decision to walk away from a...

    33. March 17, 2015

      Politicians’ unpaid loans highlight Cyprus economic challenge

      A leaked list of politicians who owe millions in unpaid loans to Cyprus’s biggest lender has highlighted the size of the...

    34. March 17, 2015

      Greeks find support for German reparations claims — in Germany

      When Greek governments have periodically sought reparations from Germany for crimes committed during the Nazi occupation,...

    35. March 17, 2015

      Rival accuses Syriza of wanting to ‘blow up’ relations with Germany

      In Greece’s war of words against Germany, one voice sounds strikingly different. Stavros Theodorakis, a political newcomer...

    36. March 16, 2015

      Greek tactics annoying eurozone partners, says Belgium

      Athens has “annoyed” and “frustrated” its eurozone partners with combative negotiating tactics, said Belgium’s finance...

    37. March 15, 2015

      Why smoke and mirrors are safer than cold turkey

      When German economic illiteracy meets with Greek diplomatic illiteracy, nothing good will come of it. Last week, a Greek...

    38. The World

      March 15, 2015

      Varoufakis spreads gospel of radical reform to Italy's capitalists

      By John Thornhill in Cernobbio Fresh from his appearance in the glossy pages of Paris Match as a model of militant chic,...

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