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Tuesday, March 5

5th Mar - US Open: Cyprus by end of March

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Roundups & Commentary
Frontrunning – ZH
Overnight: "Better Than Expected" European Data Sends Implied DJ To All Time High – ZH
The Lunch Wrap – alphaville / FT
Emerging N.Y. headlines – beyondbrics / FT
Daily press summary – Open Europe

Morning MarketBeat: Fed or Fundamentals: What’s Driving Rally? – WSJ
Muted Turnaround Tuesday – Marc to Market
Morning Briefing (EU/US): The month aheadBNY Mellon
  It’s time to update our risk calendar through until the end of March

EU Opens Way for Easier Budgets After Austerity BacklashBB
Italy’s deadlocked election, France’s refusal to make deeper budget cuts and protests against the shrinking of the welfare state across southern Europe escalated the rebellion against the German-led prescription for fighting the debt crisis.

Ireland, Portugal May Get Debt Relief Signal in AprilBB
The EU is considering easier repayment terms for rescue loans to the two nations in a bid to ease their exit from aid programs. The bloc’s 27 finance chiefs are slated to discuss Ireland and Portugal in the Belgian capital today, a day after euro-area ministers held similar talks.

Is the Eurozone Nearing a Make or Break Point?naked capitalism

Fantasy central bankingalphaville / FT
The first round of this JP Morgan designed card-game saw Draghi shot down by King when “Size of Reaction Function Change” came up and Draghi scored really quite low.
Euro Chiefs Won’t Rule Out Cyprus Depositor LossesBB
Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem declined to rule out a “bail in” of Cypriot depositors, even after concern over the treatment of bank account holders prompted the first signs of capital flight from the island.

Money laundering probe boosts prospect of Cyprus bailouteuobserver
The EU has moved closer to a €17.5 billion bailout for Cyprus after it agreed to audit its banks on anti-money-laundering compliance.

Could the UK be asked to contribute to a Cypriot bailout?Open Europe

Asset Allocation & Higher Interest RatesThe Capital Spectator

Audio: BizDaily: The Japanese economyBBC (mp3)
For two decades now Japan has been the example of how NOT to do things. The country has vast debts and is wracked by deflation and slow growth. Yet Japan is about to embark on an audacious experiment - racking up vast new debts to pump trillions of yen into the economy. So will it work and if so is it an example the rest of the world can follow? Plus - is the iPhone falling out of fashion?

China’s 2013 targets, and what they (probably) meanalphaville / FT
The targets announced today added to signs of discomfort with unchecked credit growth, according to various China watchers.

China's "State Of The Union" Address Warns Of Tepid Growth, Sees Larger Deficit, Hawkish On HousingZH

Business Cycle Monitor: Rise in global growth moderatingDanske Bank (pdf)