Global banks see market rally on Greek exit
Ahead of the next Greek election, it seems pretty clear that 'core' Europe has one message for Greece.
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In Athens, the homeless are on the streets in growing numbers, soup kitchens feed twice as many people as a year ago, and the poor are diving into garbage bins in search of scrap they can sell.
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Bonds of Spanish banks fell after Moody’s Investors Service downgraded 16 of the nation’s lenders and said it may cut seven of them again because of the state of the economy and the government’s deteriorating credit.
The euro hit a four-month low against the dollar and 3-1/2 month trough versus the yen on Friday as concerns about a chaotic Greek exit from the euro zone and instability in the Spanish banking system fuelled demand for safer currencies.
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The British government is making urgent preparations to cope with the fallout of a possible Greek exit from the single currency, after the governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, warned that Europe was "tearing itself apart".
More and more analysts are beginning to predict that Greece will leave the eurozone, as EU leaders continue to demand more austerity and support for anti-bailout parties mounts.
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One of the effects of a Grexit: A major whooshing sound, as cash rushes out of Spanish and Italian banks, as nervous nationals fear a return to pre-euro currencies in their countries.
Former ECB member Lorenzo Bini Smaghi has a sharply worded op-ed in the FT that basically says: Greece's demand to renegotiate its bailout while staying in the Eurozone is ridiculous, but that if Greece is forced out, the devastation will be bigger t
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The equity value of European banks continues to evaporate into thin air.
Money is being pulled out of Greek banks at an alarming rate, and if something dramatic is not done quickly Greek banks are going to start dropping like flies.
Shares in Bankia, the Spanish bank that was part-nationalised last week, plunged by more than a quarter on Thursday morning, after a report that customers had withdrawn €1bn from the bank over the past week.
Stocks faded in the final hour of trading Tuesday to finish lower following news that Greek depositors withdrew 700 million euros from the nation’s banking system and after Greece’s leaders failed to agree on a coalition government.
Without a government for the last eleven days, and amid mainstream discussion of a Euro Zone exit, the Greek people are realizing that the economic and political system as they know it is rapidly descending into chaos.
Europe’s financial crisis lurched into a perilous new phase as dire predictions emerged of a collapse in Greece’s economy, with a run on its banks bringing an inevitable end to its membership of the euro.
As Greece erupts, Italy is moving into the eye of the storm. Its economy is contracting at speeds not seen since the depths of the slump in 2009 as draconian austerity bites, greatly increasing the risk of social revolt and a banking crisis.
The crisis is not relinquishing its grip on Europe. From autumn 2008 to early 2009 the world market experienced the deepest slump in economic output since the Second World War.
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With an exit looking possible, policymakers and investors are shifting focus to the consequences
“We’re really getting to a denouement,” the head of portfolio strategy at Credit Suisse Private Banking, said. “We’re getting to the part where a decision has to be made” on whether Greece leaves the 17-nation currency union, he said.
Spain is expected to present new reforms to complete the clean-up of its banks after difficult last-minute talks between the government and lenders. The government will approve a plan to force banks to park their toxic real estate assets in holding c
multibillion dollar offer by Mexico's Carlos Slim to raise his stake in a Dutch telecoms firm may mark the start of a push to expand his reach into Europe, where a debt crisis is opening up opportunities for the world's richest man.