from Breakingviews:

Greek deposits fly between a rock and a hard place

January 30, 2015

By George Hay and Neil Unmack

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from MacroScope:

Rampant inflation to keep Russian central bank tight

By Mike Peacock
January 30, 2015

Russian roubles are seen in this illustration picture taken in Moscow

Russia’s central bank meets having shoved interest rates up to an eye-watering 17 percent late last year.
The central bank has said rates can only come down if inflation was trending lower. It was running above 11 percent last month and the government expects it to peak at 17 percent.

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Podemos can improve Spanish capitalism

January 29, 2015

By Rob Cox

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

from MacroScope:

EU ponders another round of Russia sanctions

By Mike Peacock
January 29, 2015

Ukrainian servicemen sit atop an armored personnel carrier as they patrol Orekhovo village in Luhansk

EU foreign ministers hold an extraordinary meeting today after their leaders have asked them to consider possible new sanctions on Russia. A final decision to impose them is likely to be left to their bosses who meet in next month and again in March.

from Breakingviews:

Mortgage freeze could hasten Greek bank reform

January 28, 2015

By George Hay and Neil Unmack

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from MacroScope:

Russia invites new sanctions

By Mike Peacock
January 28, 2015

Ukrainian servicemen stand guard on a street near the burning building after a shelling by pro-Russian rebels of a residential sector in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian separatists said they had pushed government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold Donetsk and their aim was to expand control to the entire eastern region.

from Breakingviews:

New Greek debt deal will mean more brinkmanship

January 27, 2015

By Neil Unmack

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

from Breakingviews:

Greek banks will have to live hand to mouth

January 27, 2015

By Neil Unmack

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

from Edward Hadas:

Markets can prosper with new left

By Edward Hadas
January 27, 2015

Outsider parties are disrupting the political system in many developed economies. Greece is leading the way, with Syriza’s victory in the Jan. 25 election on a platform of radical economic change. Spain, where the new Podemos party leads the polls, could follow later this year. Fringe movements are also gaining traction in France, Italy and the UK. Something similar is happening even in the United States, where the Tea Party movement is shaking things up from within one of the established parties.

from Breakingviews:

ECB, Syriza have broken euro zone’s German spell

January 27, 2015

By Pierre Briançon

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