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Hugo Dixon: Grexit still unlikely after Syriza win

blogs.reuters.com — Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own. Syriza's resounding election victory has pushed Greece closer to quitting the euro zone. But a so-called Grexit is still not the most probable outcome, as the radical left group should be able to cut a deal with its European creditors to avoid bankruptcy provided both sides show maturity.

Hugo Dixon: Grexit still unlikely after Syriza win

breakingviews.com — Syriza's resounding election victory has pushed Greece closer to quitting the euro zone. But a so-called Grexit is still not the most probable outcome, as the radical left group should be able to cut a deal with its European creditors to avoid bankruptcy provided both sides show maturity.

Tempering a Worldview With Freedom and Fairness

nytimes.com — How is it possible to construct a free-market economy that is also fair? That should be the central question for this year's annual gathering of the global elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Free enterprise and globalization, the cornerstones of the Davos worldview, have delivered many benefits over the decades.

Hugo Dixon: Banks are Greece's Achilles' heel

breakingviews.com — If Syriza wins the coming election, the radical-left group will have to come to terms with the country's euro zone creditors rapidly. Otherwise, by end-February, the state's cash will run out and the ECB will no longer provide a lifeline to Greek banks, maybe triggering panic.

After Elections, Greece Will Be in Race Against Time

nytimes.com — The possibility of a bank run is Greece's Achilles' heel. The country probably won't be forced out of the euro. But there is a scenario in which this could happen. If Syriza, the radical-left party, wins the coming election, then runs out of time before it can perform the U-turn necessary to keep its creditors happy, depositors might panic.

Hugo Dixon: Greece still several steps from chaos

breakingviews.com — Greece is still several steps from chaos. Athens has entered a period of political instability, which could lead to an election won by Syriza. This radical left group's policies might prompt Greece's exit from the euro if fully implemented. But for this to happen, a series of unfortunate circumstances have to occur.

Greece still several steps from chaos

blogs.reuters.com — Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own. Greece is still several steps from chaos. Athens has entered a period of political instability, which could lead to an election won by Syriza. This radical left group's policies might prompt Greece's exit from the euro if fully implemented.

Greece Is Not Headed for the Door Just Yet

nytimes.com — Greece is still several steps from chaos. Athens has entered a period of political instability that will probably lead to an election won by Syriza. This radical left group's policies could prompt Greece's exit from the euro, the so-called Grexit, if fully implemented. But for this to happen, a series of unfortunate circumstances would have to prevail.

What to do about populism?

blogs.reuters.com — Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own. A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of populism. In Britain, France, Italy and Spain - and in smaller countries such as Greece - the old political order is facing challenges from populist movements, whether of the right or the left.

Hugo Dixon: Can we have a good life without growth?

breakingviews.com — Is the good life possible without economic growth? Merely raising the question challenges the conventional contemporary wisdom that a society's prime goal should be to boost its income continually. But it is one that the West, especially Western Europe, may have to confront.
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Jan 28, 2015

@RegulationWonk the whole point is that the SSM and BoG are NOT the Greek govt

Jan 28, 2015

.@pdragoumis It's part of Greek debt but Troika didn't want political interference so put buffer of HFSF between govt and banks

Jan 28, 2015

@RegulationWonk which local regulator are you referring to? We now have an SSM in the €zone

Jan 28, 2015

Greece Credit Swaps Surge to Signal 70% Probability of Default bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @business

Jan 28, 2015

3 Only way of sacking Greek bank bosses would therefore be by shady behind-scenes strong-arm tactics.

Jan 28, 2015

2 #Tsipras has no legal right to sack bank bosses. State has no voting stock; and non-voting stock held by supposedly independent #HFSF

Jan 28, 2015

1 Sacking Greek bank bosses would be red rag to €zone. Would show #Tsipras was riding roughshod over #HFSF into which €zone has put €50bn

Jan 28, 2015

.@Vaqis don't disagree. but think #Tsipras may be forced to change mind or kicked out of office if capital controls imposed

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