from MacroScope:

Eurozone awaits Greek reform list

By Mike Peacock
February 23, 2015

Greece's PM Tsipras addresses a news conference after an EU leaders summit in Brussels

A Greek deal has been pulled from the fire at the last moment. The country’s bailout programme will be extended for four months averting a potential cash crunch in March that could have forced the country out of the currency area.

from The Great Debate:

Greece blinked in loan battle, Putin’s gaze remains steely

By John Lloyd
February 20, 2015

Varoufakis holds a news conference after an extraordinary euro zone Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis holds a news conference after an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Feb. 20, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

from Edward Hadas:

What Greece teaches emerging markets

By Edward Hadas
February 18, 2015

If Greece had its own currency, the country’s crisis would attract little attention. On the contrary, the economic news from Athens would be all too familiar to followers of countries which have trouble increasing their citizens’ average annual income to much above $25,000. Such middle-income countries have a habit of running into fiscal or financial trouble.

from Breakingviews:

China property dispute unearths debt skeletons

February 17, 2015

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Greece desperately needs quick fix

By Hugo Dixon
February 16, 2015

Greece desperately needs a quick fix. Time is running so short that a deal is needed in the next few days to stop Athens going bust. That will be, at best, a short-term patch-up while a long-term programme is worked out.

from Breakingviews:

Limp Japan recovery may be immune to monetary cure

February 16, 2015

By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Italian bad bank is worth the risk

February 13, 2015

By Neil Unmack

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Varoufakis enters the lion’s den

By Mike Peacock
February 11, 2015

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis holds his speech notes before a vote of confidence at the parliament in Athens

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis enters the lion’s den today, attending his first meeting of euro zone finance ministers where he will spell out his plan to drop his country’s bailout and end austerity.

from Breakingviews:

Capital controls an unpalatable option for Athens

February 10, 2015

By Neil Unmack

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

ECB’s Greek bank warning stays within reason

February 5, 2015

By George Hay

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.