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Tuesday, May 8

8th May - Morning Briefings: All Greek to Me

The euro is dropping (still above 1.30 vs. USD) and several analyst pieces note that unless Greece can form a functional government and stick to the austerity plan, the IMF will not release the next tranche of funds – and Greece has a large bond payment to make on 15-May. Apparently the hard default is not off the table. See last night’s extra-long post Monday Mon Dieux for the articles.

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News roundup – Between The Hedges
News roundup – The Trader
Emerging London Headlines – beyondbrics / FT
The 6am Cut London – alphaville / FT
Press digests by Reuters: FT, WSJ, NYT

Danske DailyDanske Bank (pdf)
Greek leadership concerns persist as initial negations collapse. The Spanish government changes course and may spend billions on bank rescue. US equities posted marginal gains as sentiment improved slightly.

Morning Briefing: The Pressure GrowsBNYMellon
After a weekend of newsflow that may yet be seen as seminal in the history of European Economic and Monetary Union, it is worthwhile taking stock of the range of forces that are currently being waged against the single currency.
Market Preview: Eyes on German Industrial ProductionSaxo Bank
European markets are likely to open mostly lower Tuesday on continuing concerns following the outcome of the recent elections in Europe. Moreover, investors await German industrial production data scheduled for release today.
Debt crisis: live – The Telegraph
Europe Crisis Tracker – WSJ
Tracking Europe’s Debt Crisis – NYT
FX Options Analytics – Saxo Bank