Euro-Zone to make Greece Decision Today

The euro zone must decide on Monday how to keep Greece on a lifeline but is divided over whether to delay aid payments to Athens in an attempt to force through unpopular reforms ranging from sacking public workers to selling state assets.

A split in Greece’s governing coalition over how to shrink the country’s public sector has cast doubt upon Athens’ ability to meet the demands of its bailout program, although Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said on Sunday much had been done to reassure international creditors.

Eager to avoid a reawakening of the bloc’s debt crisis and mindful of elections in Germany in September, euro zone finance ministers meet at 1500 CET (1300 GMT) and will also want to hear from Portugal after last week’s political upheaval.

“This is a delicate moment and we cannot drop our guard,” said a senior euro zone official involved in preparing the talks. “Nobody wants a return of the crisis.”


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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze centers on forex and macro-economic trends impacting the Asia Pacific region.
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