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Greece’s Varoufakis counting on ECB to avoid March default — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he's counting on the European Central Bank to help the country avert default when it runs out of money next month, while bank deposits are also starting to flow back.

Varoufakis counts on Draghi to avoid Greek default in March — Varoufakis, an economics professor at the University of Athens, spoke from his office on the sixth floor in the finance ministry, which lies opposite the Greek Parliament in Syntagma square, scene of demonstrations during the economic crisis. In the elections of Jan. 25, he got more votes than any other candidate in any Greek district.

Greek Yields Would Drop to 1% After Debt Deal, Varoufakis Says — (Bloomberg) -- Greece's borrowing costs would plunge to those of other euro area nations if it can agree with international creditors over growth and its debt sustainability, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said. Greece's benchmark 10-year bonds yielded 8.86 percent, down from as high as 11.4 percent on Feb.

Varoufakis Counts On ECB to Stave Off Greek Default Next Month — (Bloomberg) -- Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he's counting on the European Central Bank to help the country avert default when it runs out of money next month, while bank deposits are also starting to flow back. The government must make a payment to the International Monetary Fund in March.

Europe QE, Lower Oil Price Ultimately Good for Brazil, Levy Says — The drop in oil prices and additional economic stimulus in Europe will be "ultimately" positive for Brazil, the country's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said.

WEF’s Schwab Says He Predicted Swiss Would End Franc Cap — What could upset the World Economic Forum? That's what founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab says was on his mind early last week. It was just days before the single-most important event on Schwab's calendar: the annual meeting he convenes for world leaders, corporate chieftains, investors and economists in the Swiss mountain town of Davos.

Starboard Said to Seek Staples Merger With Office Depot — Starboard Value, which disclosed a stake in Staples Inc. (SPLS) and a larger investment in Office Depot Inc. (ODP) earlier today, plans to push the companies to merge and cut overlapping expenses in an industry with too many stores, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Oliver Says Canada ’Very Close’ to Eliminating Budget Gap — Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said his government is getting "very close" to eliminating its deficit and is preparing to give a budget update that will stress fiscal prudence. The budget update will send the message that Canada is "in good shape, relatively," Oliver said at the Bloomberg Canadian Fixed Income conference in New York today, adding the update usually comes in late October or early November.

Mexico President Says He’s Against Legal Marijuana Sales — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that he's against the legalization of marijuana as Latin American leaders debate drug policies, saying it would open the door to increased harm from narcotics. The Western hemisphere needs a broad debate regarding the legality of marijuana, Pena Nieto said in a television interview at Bloomberg's headquarters in New York.

Tiger Woods to Test New Nike Irons After Back Rehabilitation — Tiger Woods will test out a new set of golf clubs as well as his ailing back as he targets a return to competitive golf in December. "I still need to do a little more testing," Woods said during an interview with Bloomberg Television yesterday at New Jersey's Liberty National Golf Club.
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Feb 28, 2015

RT @KenRoth: Here's Boris Nemtsov's piercing clarity and eloquence (on BBC) that someone wanted to silence.

Feb 27, 2015

RT @ianbremmer: 15 years ago, Boris Nemtsov and I thought Putin was the best way forward for Russia. We were wrong. RIP, Boris.…

Feb 27, 2015

Say it ain't so, Joe. Louisville Slugger, after 120 years and more than 100 million bats, may be sold.…

Feb 27, 2015

RT @BCAppelbaum: Great question: @davidmwessel asks BOJ deputy what kind of raise the bank staff is getting. Answer: 0.2 percent. First raise in 20 years.

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