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Bloomberg reporter covering Greek economy, banks, politics, serious stuff. Views my own and retweets are probably the baby eating the phone.

Samaras’s Crumbling Greek Exit Gets No Backing From Economists

bloomberg.com — Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) - Antonis Samaras's plan for Greece to exit its bailout early is crumbling in the face of a market rejection. Economists say it might not have been such a good idea anyway.

Made-in-Greece Submarines Buoy Samaras as Jobless Remain Adrift

bloomberg.com — When Antonis Samaras went to the Saronic Gulf this week to launch the first submarine made in Greece, he described the country's shipyards as "weapons of growth." Standing in the Hellenic Shipyards in Skaramangas, 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) west of Athens, the prime minister said a period of "inertia and obsolescence is giving way to a new era."

Greek Budget Said to Leave Creditors Unconvinced on Exit

bloomberg.com — Greece 's creditors insist the country should retain precautionary backstops next year even as the government presented an almost balanced budget for the first time in decades, according to two officials with knowledge of the matter.

Greek quest for debt relief faces hurdles in Paris

ekathimerini.com — By Marcus Bensasson As Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras tries to follow Ireland and Portugal out the bailout exit door, he faces a month of bargaining. For a nation that's already gone through the biggest debt restructuring in history, the key may lie in more relief.

Goldman, Deutsche Bank Said Near Deal for Buyout Firm

bloomberg.com — The private-equity units of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG are nearing an agreement to purchase the buyout arm of National Bank of Greece SA, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Greece Seen in Third Bailout as Bond Return Not Enough

bloomberg.com — Greece 's return to bond markets after a four-year exile hasn't convinced economists it can avoid a third bailout. Six out of 10 economists in a Bloomberg News survey said Greece will need to top up the 240 billion euros ($325 billion) of loans received from Europe and the International Monetary Fund since 2010, when it lost access to bond markets.

Greek Banks Able to Tap Markets After Stress Test: HFSF

bloomberg.com — Greece is unlikely to have to inject more money into its banks during the European bank stress tests this year, helping to boost the nation's public finances, top executives at the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund said. Money managers including Paulson & Co., Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Bentley in Belgravia Shows Greece Is Good for Buyout CEO

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Few financiers in London covet a job with a government-owned Greek bank. A glimpse of Pavlos Stellakis's Bentley or his townhouse in Belgravia might have changed their minds. For more than a decade, Stellakis has presided over a private-equity business for Greece's oldest and largest lender.

Bentley in Belgravia Shows Greece Is Good for Buyout CEO

bloomberg.com — Few financiers in London covet a job with a government-owned Greek bank. A glimpse of Pavlos Stellakis's Bentley or his townhouse in Belgravia might have changed their minds. For more than a decade, Stellakis has presided over a private-equity business for Greece's oldest and largest lender.

The Reinvention of Tsipras as Greece’s Prime Minister-in-Waiting

bloomberg.com — Alexis Tsipras is presenting a friendlier face to investors as he tries to cultivate an image as the leader of Greece 's next government. Tsipras, 39, last week spoke of attracting capital to regenerate the economy, pledged to maintain a stable tax regime for companies and offered to cooperate with Europe's traditional left-wing parties in his first interview since claiming the biggest share of the vote in European elections.
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Oct 22, 2014

If the littl'un sleeps early enough tonight, may try to sneak in a bit of All the President's Men to watch Jason Robards play Ben Bradlee

Oct 20, 2014

RT @caseybergman: Ahh @blackboard, I love how everything in your UI is just a few hundred clicks away. Reminds me of the MacBook Wheel: youtube.com/watch?v=9BnLbv…

Oct 20, 2014

@mkhalili Crap. I hadn't noticed, but now you said that I'll probably notice and not stop noticing. I was thinking about him the other day.



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