The Great Debate UK

Europe’s bigger crisis waiting to happen

July 4, 2011

By Kathleen Brooks. The opinions expressed are her own.

So it looks like Greece has staved off default for another few months at least. Investors are breathing a sigh of relief and buying up risky assets like the world is a rosy place again.

from James Saft:

If Greece quacks like a default …

June 30, 2011

James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The proposed bailout of Greece probably can't escape the scarlet D of default, at least if the ratings agencies follow their own guidelines.

from Breakingviews:

Letter to the Greeks

By Hugo Dixon
June 29, 2011

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

from Breakingviews:

Greek Plan B needs two elements

By Hugo Dixon
June 28, 2011

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

Could Italy go the way of Greece?

June 23, 2011

Italy has hogged the headlines in recent weeks mostly for political reasons rather than financial ones. But in a few months we may be concentrating on its fiscal woes and unsustainable debt burden.

Units and unities: can currency change really resolve the Greek tragedy?

June 22, 2011

As the Greek tragedy goes into what looks like its final act, there is increasing talk of the country leaving the euro zone and refloating the drachma. Perhaps the Athens street mobs favour this “solution”, but what would it involve, and would it work?

from Breakingviews:

Bearish markets remain in thrall to Greece

June 20, 2011

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

from Breakingviews:

How the euro zone can save itself

By Hugo Dixon
June 20, 2011

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

from Felix Salmon:

Could the EFSF engineer a Greek restructuring?

By Felix Salmon
June 20, 2011

We're now close enough to a Greek default that the likes of Daniel Gros are coming up with schemes for how to avoid such a thing:

Nuclear plants aren’t the only meltdown worry in Germany

June 13, 2011

Having just got back from a couple of days in Hannover, I couldn’t help but be struck by the dominance of the local news agenda by two topics – and the almost complete absence of a third. Taking the British media at face value, I might have expected a city in near-panic, with people nervously scanning menus for safe dishes to order and maybe antiseptic handwashing facilities being hurriedly installed in public places. In fact, the town looked exactly as I remembered it from my last visit a few years ago, with E.coli rarely mentioned either in conversation or on the 24-hour TV news channels.