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  • Greek Debt Crisis 101: Getting To The Crux Of The Matter
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    Greek Debt Crisis 101: Getting To The Crux Of The Matter

    According to estimates by EuroStat, Greek debt stood at more than 315 billion euros at the end of September 2014.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why European Politics Are Likely To Take Center Stage in 2015

    After a year with relatively less drama, European politics are likely to return to center stage next year.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Gold’s Safe-Haven Demand Remains Tepid

    Gold is often touted as the safe-haven asset that investors embrace in times of economic and political uncertainty.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone grants bailout extension to Greece

    Europe-tracking ETFs gained significantly from February 19 to February 24, when the bailout extension to Greece was approved.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    The European Union Is Falling Apart: George Soros

    Soros remarked, “the European Union is falling apart,” when he was interviewed by Bloomberg TV on January 22. He also sees an impending collapse in Russia.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A quick look into the most indebted country in Europe: Greece

    On November 14, 2014, Greece’s economy finally registered some growth and emerged from recession. The economy expanded by 1.7% in Q314, compared to 3Q13.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Points of Contention: The Restructuring and Reform Dilemma

    There are several major points of contention related to the structural reforms. Money may change hands before they’re resolved.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    The Next Act In The Greek Political Drama

    The stage is set for the next act in the Greek political drama. With the anti-austerity Syriza firmly at the helm of affairs, it will be a turbulent ride for the Eurozone.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Subdued market reaction to Syriza party win in Greece

    The Syriza party win ends over four decades of alternating rule by the New Democracy party and the Pasok party.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Russia or China Rescue Greece from Bankruptcy?

    On June 19, Russia and Greece signed a preliminary agreement for “cooperation on a pipeline that will bring Russian gas to Europe through Greece and Turkey.”

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    GREK Falls 4.26% as Greece Prepares for More Austerity Measures

    In the coming week, Greece is due to present its next set of austerity measures, which it must implement in order to secure new financing.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece’s Unemployment Falls, but Still the Highest Among Peers

    Europe’s average unemployment has fallen to a four-year low of 9.8% as of 2016. Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 23.5% in January 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Agreement: Greece to Receive up to $96 Billion

    On July 13, the Greek saga hit another milestone. Eurozone ministers reached a unanimous agreement to bail Greece out again.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece needs to pick up economic momentum

    The subdued economic momentum in Greece has had a direct—and negative—impact on its ability to honor its foreign obligations, specifically its bailout loan.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece still in the headlines, this time a bailout extension

    In this series, we’ll explore Greece’s recent bailout extension granted by Eurozone ministers to see how it could impact your investments in the Eurozone.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bulls and Bears Make Money, But Do PIIGS or PIIS Get Slaughtered?

    The troubled PIIGS countries—Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain—have been suffering from financial sustainability concerns about large fiscal deficits and stagnated growth.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    The Possible Ramifications Of A Grexit

    The possible ramifications of a Grexit include devaluation and even a complete breakdown of the currency.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Greek Referendum That Shook the World

    For the past week, the Greek referendum has been a major source of volatility and worry for global markets. Referendum results came in on Sunday, July 5, and the Greeks gave a resounding “no” to the bailout terms.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Financials

    Why are investors becoming bearish for Greek bonds and stocks?

    After four years under a rescue program by the IMF, the EU, and ECB, Athens has largely repaired its finances.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Structural Issues with the EU Could Lead to Further Referendums

    Many European countries want the ability to print their own money and come to their own aid instead of going to the ECB (European Central Bank).

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Energy & Utilities

    Greek Manufacturing Activity Continues to Expand in July 2017

    Manufacturing activity in Greece In July 2017, the manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) in Greece (GREK) remained steady. Operating conditions improved marginally, largely driven by a rise in output. The business conditions improved for a second consecutive month as of July 2017. Consumer sentiment is improving in Greece (EEM ), with improved tourism and growth […]

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece’s Manufacturing Activity Expands in June 2017

    The manufacturing PMI in Greece (GREK) continued to improve in June 2017, reaching 50.5 compared to 49.6 in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Greece’s Manufacturing Activity Improve amid Growth Expectations?

    The Markit Greece Manufacturing PMI advanced to 49.6 in May 2017 compared to 48.2 in the previous month.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Greece’s Manufacturing Activity Is Struggling amid Improved Expectations

    Amid its financial chaos, Greek manufacturing activity rose in April 2017, though it remains below the acceptable mark of 50.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Economic Growth in Greece Is Subdued despite Bailout Help

    Substantial fiscal consolidation and internal devaluation in Greece have resulted in reduced economic growth and high unemployment levels.

    By Mary Sadler
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    What Has Impacted the Global Financial Markets in 2016?

    Apart from crude oil prices, it was China (FXI) (YINN) whose shaky economic fundamentals resulted in panic in global financial markets.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Greece Is Not a Big Concern for Europe

    Heidi Richardson recently visited 10 European countries over four weeks, and observed many signs supporting a currency-hedged exposure to European stocks.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece’s Bailout Is Negative for Gold’s Safe-Haven Demand

    Greece did reach a bailout agreement with its creditors. The loan package is worth ~86 billion euros. It’s spread out over three years.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    European Banks Seem Well Positioned to Tackle Greek Risk

    Better capital adequacy ratios mean that European banks are well equipped to deal with any default from Greece.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Must-Know: Who Owns Greece’s Debt?

    Greece’s debt is mostly held by its official creditors (which can be easily recapitalized)—not the private sector.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Greece Is Opposed to the Austerity and Reform Agenda

    Greece is opposed to the austerity and reform agenda. In the past, austerity measures helped reduce Greece’s fiscal deficit, but reduction came at a heavy price: crippling social and economic impacts.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    It’s the Final Countdown for Greece—Again!

    Eurozone ministers gave Greece until yesterday to come up with a concrete bailout proposal. Greece submitted its plan two hours before Thursday’s midnight deadline. The plan will be discussed in an emergency Eurozone summit on Sunday.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    European Derailment? The Repercussions of a Grexit

    Greece’s exit from the Eurozone (or “Grexit”), if it does happen, could have serious consequences.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Why Greece Isn’t Likely to Threaten Global Markets Long-Term

    Russ explains why the situation in Greece likely doesn’t pose a longer-term threat to the global economy or financial markets.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Eurozone Displays Muted Reaction to the Greek Referendum Vote

    The links between other Eurozone countries and Greece are modest. Exports to Greece—excluding Cyprus—represent less than 0.5% of Eurozone exports.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece Will Continue to Be a Source of Headline Risk

    Looking forward, Greece will continue to be a source of headline risk. My short- and long-term outlook for Greece helps explain why: Short-term outlook: A deal is still the most likely scenario, but there’s no easy path to get there Market expectations for an imminent resolution took a nosedive over the weekend. Greek prime minister […]

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Greek Debt Crisis Refuses to Go Away

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras walked away from negotiations this weekend and called for a referendum from his people on July 5. This surprising turn of events has sharply raised the probability of a Grexit.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Seemingly Never-Ending Greek Debt Saga at a Tipping Point

    The seemingly never-ending Greek debt (GREK) saga continues to play out, complete with twists, turns, and obstacles à la typical potboiler.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Points to Remember When Investing in Europe

    This article discusses three key points to remember when investing in Europe (VGK) (EZU).

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s Causing the US Dollar to Strengthen?

    The strength in the US dollar is because of divergence in central bank policies. The US dollar is strengthening against most of the major currencies.

    By Daniel Gamba
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    Deadlock Over The ‘Bridge To Nowhere’

    The emergency meeting in Brussels of all the Eurozone (EZU) finance ministers on February 11 ended in a deadlock over the “bridge to nowhere”.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Exiting the Eurozone: The implications of a ‘Grexit’

    Exiting the Eurozone would mean Greece would no longer be bound by the austerity measures that have resulted in massive cuts to public spending.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Spreads widen, stocks down as market reacts to crisis in Greece

    As of this date, investor concerns are running high about whether or not Greece will stay or leave the Eurozone currency union.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Investor fears in Greece send yields up, market index down

    Two bailouts got Greece up and running. After trending downward until early 2012, the Athens Stock Exchange Composite Index began to show signs of life.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Is Greek Political Instability A Tragedy In The Making?

    It’s indeed déjà vu as a fresh round of worry over Greek political instability engulfs the Eurozone (EZU).

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Political crisis in Greece impacts stock markets, investments

    Yields on the Greek 10-year bonds breached the 9% mark on December 11, climbing the most since May 2012.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Investors raise doubts on Greece’s position in Eurozone

    The immediate impact of Greece’s political crisis is evident in the capital markets, which have become jittery since Antonis Samaras called for snap presidential elections.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Greece Prime Minister’s market-moving decision

    The continuance of the New Democracy party’s ruling status is largely dependent on the snap election results, scheduled to be announced on December 29.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the bailout extension is politically important to Greece

    Disagreement over new austerity measures with the troika led Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to take a sudden and market-moving decision on December 9.

    By Surbhi Jain
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