Fiona Craig

Greek Debt Crisis: Markets Boosted by Tsipras Offering a Plan to Eurozone Creditors

10 Jul 2015 @ 09:57
The markets breathed a sigh of relief this morning after Greek PM Alexis Tsipras met the deadline to present his proposals for debt relief to the eurozone financial leaders. The FTSE100 opened up 72.84 points, as the possibility of a Grexit receded. Recovery of the Chinese markets also helped the FTSE to rise. The euro […]

Greek Debt Crisis: Final Deadline for Greece to Present New Plan

08 Jul 2015 @ 08:15
The leaders of the eurozone countries have given Greece until Thursday to come up with new proposals for a deal with creditors. At yesterday’s meeting, they had expected Greece to present a new plan following the No vote in Sunday’s referendum, but the new Greek finance minister had nothing new to offer to help secure […]

Greek Debt Crisis: Big Fat Greek Oxi Rocks Markets

06 Jul 2015 @ 09:26
Yesterday, the Greek people voted No to the harsh bail-out conditions the creditors want to impose on the country. This morning the markets responded to the referendum: the European and Asian markets have fallen, as has the euro. London’s FTSE 100 (FTSE:UKX) dropped 0.9%, the Paris Cac 40 fell 1.4%, Frankfurt’s Dax 1.6% and Japan’s Nikkei […]

Greek Crisis: Time’s Up! Deadline for Payment Missed

30 Jun 2015 @ 22:21
The clock struck midnight in Athens and Greece became the first advanced country ever to fail to repay an IMG loan. It is now formally in arrears, having missed the deadline for the payment of €1.6bn. This puts the country even closer to the Grexit, where it leaves the euro. It’s not definite yet – […]

Greek Leader Tsipras Threatens to Resign if Greeks Vote to Accept Bail-out Terms

30 Jun 2015 @ 09:19
Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM, is threatening to resign if the referendum next Sunday doesn’t go his way, claiming that only by voting against austerity would Greece be able to negotiate a settlement to the current crisis. The referendum will ask voters whether to accept the terms put forth last week by eurozone creditors. In […]

The Greek Debt Crisis and the Markets

30 Jun 2015 @ 09:10
The euro fell as the prospect of a Greek exit from the Euro, or Grexit, moved ever closer. At one point it fell below $1.10 after the Greek government failed to come to an agreement with its creditors at the weekend. Banks in Greece will be closed all week, with capital controls limiting the amounts […]
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