from Breakingviews:

BES bail-in leaves CDS traders struck out

August 5, 2014

By Neil Unmack

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

from MacroScope:

A reminder that all is not well in the euro zone

By Mike Peacock
August 4, 2014

Bank of Portugal Governor Costa arrives to read a statement in Lisbon

A reminder that while the euro zone crisis may be in abeyance, it still has the ability to bite.

from Breakingviews:

Shock loss at BES makes bail-in a real risk

July 31, 2014

By George Hay

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

from MacroScope:

Sanctions tighten

By Mike Peacock
July 17, 2014

Britain's PM Cameron, Portugal's PM Passos Coelho, Germany's Chancellor Merkel and Finland's PM Stubb attend an EU leaders summit in Brussels

EU leaders failed to get anywhere on sharing out the top jobs in Brussels last night but did manage another round of sanctions against Russia.

from Breakingviews:

Portugal Telecom pays the price for weak controls

July 16, 2014

By Fiona Maharg-Bravo and Christopher Swann

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

from Breakingviews:

Banco Espirito Santo could lure periphery bulls

July 15, 2014

By Neil Unmack

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

from MacroScope:

Draghi vs Weidmann

By Mike Peacock
July 14, 2014

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi makes a lengthy appearance in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He will doubtless reassert that the ECB would start printing money if necessary but, as we reported last week, policymakers are fervently hoping they won’t have to and that a raft of measures announced in June will do enough to lift the economy and inflation.

from Breakingviews:

Portugal in race against time to sort out BES

July 10, 2014

By George Hay and Neil Unmack

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

from MacroScope:

Bank of England, the first mover?

By Mike Peacock
July 10, 2014

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After the European Central Bank kept alive the prospect of printing money and the U.S. economy enjoyed a bumper month of jobs hiring prompting some to bring forward their expectations for a first U.S. interest rate rise, the Bank of England holds a monthly policy meeting.

from MacroScope:

Balance tilted in Ukraine?

By Mike Peacock
July 7, 2014

slaviansk.jpgUkrainian forces pushed pro-Russian rebels out of their stronghold of Slaviansk on Saturday. Its re-capture represents Kiev's most notable military victory in three months of fighting in which more than 200 Ukrainian troops have been killed as well as hundreds of civilians and rebels.