Category Archives: Grexit

Defiant Tsipras Threatens to Detonate European Crisis Rather than Yield to Creditor “Monstrosity”

The Greek prime minister has accused Europe’s leaders of ‘issuing absurd demands’ Greek premier Alexis Tsipras has accused Europe’s creditor powers of issuing “absurd demands” and come close to warning that his far-Left government will detonate a pan-European political and strategic crisis if pushed any further. Writing for Le Monde in a tone of furious Read More

How this Debt-Addicted World Could Go the Way of the Mayans

Paying a high price for too many elites and their ‘frivolous cravings’ Nowadays many countries’ social and political structure relies on debt-driven consumption and increasing levels of entitlements. Blame the policy makers. To drive economic growth, boost living standards, and manage growing inequality, policy makers have used debt and monetary tools to create economic activity. Read More

Greece May Sign Russia Gas Deal As Soon As Today

It appears that Herr Schaeuble will be left in the cold as following comments from the Greek energy minister that a deal is coming “soon,”  it is being reported that: *RUSSIA MAY SIGN GAS LINK ACCORD W/ GREECE TODAY: ROSSIYA 24 According to Gazprom’s CEO comments on Greek TV, following his meeting with Greek PM Read More

“We Have Come To The End Of The Road” – Greece Prepares For Default, FT Reports

Update: as always is the case in Europe, nothing is confirmed until it is officially denied by officials, so here you go:GREEK GOVT OFFICIAL DENIES FT REPORT GREECE PLANNING DEFAULT There was no explanation from the government official where Greece would get the €2.5 billion it needs to fund upcoming IMF interest and principal payments. * Read More

Eurozone Can’t Survive in Current Form, Says PIMCO

Single currency area must become a “United States of Europe” in order to secure its future, says manager of world’s largest bond fund. By Szu Ping Chan The eurozone is “untenable” in its current form and cannot survive unless countries are prepared to cede sovereignty and become a “United States of Europe”, the manager of Read More

“Belief That European QE Will Work Is Far-Fetched,” Bill White Warns This Will “End Very Badly”

As the title of Hinde Capital’s latest note ascribes, we are on “The Road to Nowhere,” and this excellent discussion with former BIS Economic Adviser (and teller-of-the-truth) William White explains it all.. “I’m not sure [European QE] is going to do anything – certainly, nothing that’s good. The fundamental problem here, as I see it Read More

Paul Tudor Jones Warns This “Disastrous Market Mania” Will End “By Revolution, Taxes, Or War”

“This gap between the 1% and the rest of America, and between the US and the rest of the world, cannot and will not persist,” warns renowned trader Paul Tudor Jones during his recent TED Talks speech, as he addressed the question – can capital be just? Hoping to expand the “narrow definitions of capitalism,” Read More

ECB Prepares For Grexit, Anticipates 95% Loss On Greek Debt

Dear Greek readers: the writing is now on the wall, and it is in very clear 48-point, double bold, and underlined font: when the ECB “leaks” that it is modelling a Grexit, something Draghi lied about over and over in 2012 and directly in our face too, take it seriously, because it is time to Read More

Humiliated Greece Eyes Byzantine Pivot as Crisis Deepens

Neither side holds the upper hand in the strategic game of chicken which could still see Greece forced out of the euro By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Greece’s new currency designs are ready. The green 50 drachma note features Cornelius Castoriadis, the Marxisant philosopher and sworn enemy of privatisation. The Nobel poet Odysseus Elytis – voice of Read More

The Economic Consequences Of Greece

Authored by Alberto Bagnai, Brigitte Granville, and Antoni Soy, originally posted at Project Syndicate, The first sentence of the 1957 Treaty of Rome – the founding document of what would eventually become the European Union – calls for “an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe.” Recently, however, that ideal has come under threat, undermined Read More