from MacroScope:

Euro zone private lending set to take a small, but crucial, step up

March 23, 2015

RTR4MHNF.jpgThe recent green shoots emerging out of the euro zone economy could look a little more leafy on Thursday when data is likely to show a long-awaited recovery in private bank lending is starting to pick up pace.

from MacroScope:

Euro may not be on a one-way road to parity

March 17, 2015

RTR4SXKP.jpgSigns the euro zone economy may have turned a corner just as many begin to question the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike could soon put a floor under the euro after a 13 percent plunge so far this year.

from Hugo Dixon:

Is the ECB being unfair to Greece?

By Hugo Dixon
March 11, 2015

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Wobbly stock markets are in thrall to central banks

By Edward Hadas
March 11, 2015

By Edward Hadas

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

from MacroScope:

Impatient euro zone tells Greece to get on with it

By Mike Peacock
March 10, 2015

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis walks past  Eurogroup Chairman Dijsselbloem at a euro zone Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels

The head of euro zone finance ministers urged Greece on Monday to "stop wasting time" and buckle down to serious talks on implementing a reform programme to secure urgently needed funds from its international creditors.

from MacroScope:

ECB to fill in the QE gaps

By Mike Peacock
March 5, 2015

ECB President Draghi arrives to take part in a plenary debate on the ECB's Annual Report 2013 at the EU Parliament in Brussels

The European Central Bank is holding its monthly meeting – an offsite gathering in Cyprus – and is about to commence its quantitative easing bond-buying programme.

from Hugo Dixon:

Greek euro exit will be hard to stop

By Hugo Dixon
February 9, 2015

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. 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.

from MacroScope:

Greeks on tour

By Mike Peacock
February 4, 2015

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras gestures during a news conference with his Italian counterpart Renzi at Chigi palace in Rome

The Greek roadshow continues with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. After that, he will head to Paris to see French President Francois Hollande.

from Breakingviews:

Negative yields can go much more negative

By Edward Hadas
February 2, 2015

By Edward Hadas

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