Category Archives: Greek Financial Crisis

The IMF and EU suspend talks with Hungary and Ireland gets downgraded by Moodys

One factor which has been troubling investors for a while, namely the state of the US recovery returned to haunt equity market investors on Friday afternoon. After another set of weak economic figures the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 261 points … Read More

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Greek Public Finances improve substantially in 2010: can we believe it?

Yesterday drifted along for much of it with no great news and no great direction to financial markets but tucked away in the report from the June Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s (America’s Central Bank) was this phrase. “Members noted that … Read More

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Portugal gets downgraded and Greece issues some Treasury Bills

I am pleased that I said yesterday that summer lulls in equity markets can be misleading and quickly reversed. The good figures from Alcoa (followed later by Intel the chip manufacturer) gave us triple-digit gains for equity indices around the … Read More

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UK Inflation disappoints again in June

Yesterday in financial markets was a slow day in some respects. Equity markets appear to have calmed down for now and perhaps an element of a mid-summer lull has hit us, although I have learnt in the past that such … Read More

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Greek Treasury Bill issuance plans look unwise and problems for the European Central Bank

After the announcement by the Conference Board that it had miscalculated its leading indicator index for the Chinese economy and revised the figures as I discussed yesterday one might have expected some disappointment from markets. After all one of the … Read More

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The European Financial Stabilty Facility is taking shape: will it be enough?

After a couple of days where they had been quieter equity markets picked up yesterday. I mean in times of price movements and volume with traders apparently willing to ignore both the World Cup and Wimbledon tennis for a day … Read More

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Greece and Portugal see government bond yields rise

This week has been somewhat quieter than recent weeks so far for equity markets. In terms of currency markets we had at the beginning of the week some excitement about China’s announcement that she would abandon the peg in her … Read More

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UK public finances and her economy show signs of an improvement

This week has seen so far a slight lowering of the volatility and extreme price movement that has recently affected world equity markets. My measure of triple digit changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down to 19 out … Read More

Posted in Euro zone Crisis, General Economics, Greek Financial Crisis, Quantitative Easing and Extraordinary Monetary Measures, UK Inflation Prospects and Issues | 6 Comments

Spanish bond distress,the Greek economy and arrogance from Mervyn King

Yesterday was a much quieter day in world equity markets and now (only?) 20 of the last 30 days have seen triple digit moves on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This is still rather extreme particularly considering volumes have hit … Read More

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Moody’s downgrade affects Greek bonds and Spain has problems too

This week has seen various developments in the UK economy and I wrote on those on Monday and Tuesday. However there have been moves and developments in the euro zone too particularly in the sphere of peripheral sovereign bonds,credit ratings … Read More

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