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All eyes are on Greece yet again Wednesday morning after the Greek parliament backed Prime Minister George Papandreou's new cabinet Tuesday in a midnight vote, with some analysts saying much more is needed for markets' confidence to come back.1st paragraph of story should go here
Albert Einstein is reported to have said that insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By those standards, the deal with Greece that is about to be agreed looks insane. The only justification, as I argued in a column on May 10, is that it is needed to play for time. This is a bad strategy. Something more radical is required, according to the FT.
Greece's parliament gave Prime Minister Papandreou a midnight vote of confidence, but the move doesn't mean Greece will ultimately go along with the austerity plan, or even avoid default.
Greece's parliament is expected to give Prime Minister George Papandreou a midnight vote of confidence, but the move doesn't mean Greece will ultimately go along with the austerity plan, or even avoid default.
Any change in Greek leadership would likely bring with it new economic and political goals, and thus may not agree to the same austerity terms already agreed to with the IMF.
Greece’s parliament square, Syntagma square, has been the center stage for protests against the country’s harsh austerity measures since spring 2010, when the first EU/IMF bailout package was signed.
Greece’s Prime Minster George Papandreou will face a vote of confidence in parliament tonight at midnight Athens time, 5PM ET. The government is working around the clock to gather support for its economic reforms and a new set of austerity measures.
There seems to be no limit to policy uncertainties, ranging from Europe’s stuttering response to its debt crisis, to questions about the end of QE2 in the US, the debt ceiling debate, and that still-elusive balance between medium-term fiscal reform and immediate stimulus to counter a weakening economy.
With markets and political analysts beginning to say that a Greek default is unavoidable, continuing to delay the inevitable may be the best bet to avoid contagion into other Southern European countries, according to some market observers.
European stocks rose early Tuesday and the euro stabilized versus the Swiss franc on hopes that euro zone officials will find a way to prevent a Greek default, as Fitch said even a voluntary maturity extension would lead to a cut in ratings.
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With the world’s markets focused on the no-confidence vote in Athens Tuesday evening, one of the big questions facing the investors is if Portugal and Ireland could fall into similar difficulties if dreaded contagion where to spread across Europe’s periphery.
German banks want incentives to buy new Greek bonds once the old ones mature, to keep the country afloat, according to representatives of the Association of German bankers.
Tuesday will be the 'longest day' in Europe, John M. Hydeskov, chief analyst at Danske Markets in London, told CNBC Tuesday morning.
For more than two years, we have witnessed the economic demise of several European countries. This soon led to the financial community systematically assessing the health of several peripheral southern European countries, tumbling investment grade ratings and spikes in required rates of return on government debt of these sovereigns. As the European Central Bank continues to dole out rescue packages, many are now looking for the next country to suffer a financial attack and wondering if the euro will even survive, reports the FT.
A critical midnight vote in Athens will keep markets tuned to the latest act in Greece's financial drama Tuesday.
Trade unions remain a fearsome political and economic force around the world, able to mobilize large numbers of warm bodies to man picket lines and pressure politicians.