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Friday, January 27

27th Jan - Lagarde's road show

Just a quickie morning brief list. Up next are the usual weekend posts.

News – BTH
News – The Trader
Press digests by Reuters: FT, WSJ
Morning Briefing – BNY Mellon
Daily – Danske (pdf)
Market Preview – Saxo

FX option vols – Saxo
Debt crisis: live – The Telegraph
Europe Crisis Tracker – WSJ
Tracking Europe’s Debt Crisis – NYT
Davos Rolling Blog  – FT 

ECB split on how to handle any Greek bond lossesReuters
ECB has ruled out taking voluntary losses on its Greek bond holdings but is now debating how it would handle any forced losses and whether to explore legal options to avoid such a hit, central bank sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Christine Lagarde Sounds the Alarm on EuropeNewsweek
In a dramatic speech in Berlin this week, the IMF chief warned that the world could soon face another Great Depression, calling for a $1 trillion firewall in lending resources. As the world gathers in Davos to discuss the crisis, Lagarde talks exclusively to Newsweek's Christopher Dickey about her plan.

EU summit: No workable crisis solution yet; Merkel tactics keySaxo
Germany will eventually come to the party and agree to Eurobonds and doing everything to safeguard Europe’s future.

Iran’s Asymmetric ThreatThe Diplomat
Iran’s navy may not be a match for the U.S. on the high seas, but the Strait of Hormuz offers plenty of ways for it to make life tricky.