Greek IMF Deadline is Midnight

Greece is widely expected to miss a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday – hours before its bailout officially ends at midnight and the country is left with few, if any, financial lifelines.
Greek officials have already warned the country is unable to pay the 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) due to the IMF by 6 p.m. ET, after reforms-for-aid talks with creditors broke down at the weekend.

Overnight, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a last-minute offer to Athens, European Union and Greek government sources told Reuters.

Greek media reported early Tuesday that the government would return to the negotiating table, although this was unconfirmed. If true, it would mark something of a u-turn for Tsipras, who rejected the same proposals from creditors at the weekend and called a snap referendum on the bailout program and austerity measures.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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