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Apr 12 2017

Could Grexit follow Brexit?

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By Panos Chatzinikolaou In the summer of 2015, the EU saw one of the most turbulent times in its 60-year history. The election of the radical-left party SYRIZA, and its leader Alexis Tsipras, put Greece on a collision course with its … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2016

Argentina debt restructuring deal – 15 years too late!

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By Kanad Bagchi On 28th February 2016, Argentina finally reached a settlement with the rest of its holdout creditors lead by Elliot Management in what is being hailed as ‘historic’ signalling the return of Argentina to international bond markets. While … Continue reading

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Nov 12 2015

The Ultimate Sovereign Debt Showdown: Russia & Ukraine likely to battle it out in court!

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By Kanad Bagchi Against the backdrop of acute political instability, civil war, the loss of Crimea, and a debilitating state of public finances, Ukraine remarkably secured a debt restructuring deal with its international bondholders on 27th August 2015, potentially augmenting … Continue reading

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Jul 9 2015

The Greek Referendum: Popular Verdict or Foregone Conclusion?

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By Eleftherios Antonopoulos It is easy to blame the yes campaign but hard to account for its 38.69 per cent in a snap referendum framed as foregone conclusion In the early morning hours of Saturday June 27, Greek TV programmes … Continue reading

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Jun 11 2015

Greece’s creditors are paying the price for not relaxing their conditions prior to the 2015 election

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By Stephanie J. Rickard With no deal reached between Greece and its creditors despite months of negotiations over the release of further financial assistance, the country opted to delay a €300 million debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that … Continue reading

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Jan 2 2014

The Systemic Nature of the EU Crisis: Reflections on a Deepening Issue

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By Mark Esposito The Eurozone has entered its fourth year of crisis and 2013 has been a challenging year for a large number of Member States, who have been falling into severe debt, requesting bailouts tied to crippling austerity measures. … Continue reading

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