Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bomb Exploded Outside JP Morgan Branch In Athens, Greece (Links)

There was a blast outside a JP Morgan office in Athens today and sources below said nobody was hurt. I will keep updating with links. This isn't out of the ordinary. In September 2009, a bomb exploded outside the Athens Stock Exchange; in May 2009, a Eurobank branch was hit "shattering windows and nearby buildings" (NYT link); and in March 2009, a bomb exploded at an Athens Citibank! Social implied volatility must be higher than it was 6-9 months ago, but hopefully not.

Bomb goes off at JP Morgan offices in Athens (Reuters)
Explosion outside J.P. Morgan in Athens: reports (MarketWatch)
Blast at JP Morgan offices in Athens (ANA-MPA.GR)
Bomb blast hits J.P. Morgan building in Greece (CNNi)
Bomb Explodes at JP Morgan Offices in Athens (CNBC Video, Reuters)

The underlying issues..

Wall St. Helped to Mask Debt Fueling Europe’s Crisis (New York Times)
Greece faces deadline on swaps (AP)
Greek Swaps Information Demanded This Week in EU Investigation (Reuters)
Greek customs officials begin 3-day strike (AP)
Greece to Emerge from Crisis in ‘Near Future,’ Papandreou Says (Reuters)
Indebted Greece hits infrastructure funding pothole (Reuters)
Greek customs staff start strike (Reuters)
Greek Tax-Dodgers Threaten Papandreou’s Plan to Cut Budget Gap (Bloomberg) 
Russia tells Greece gas pipeline can help finances (AP)
Greece and Brussels clash over debt crisis (Guardian)
UPDATE 3-Greek farmers end blockade in government victory (Reuters)
EU suggests extra Greek deficit cuts will be needed (Reuters)
Eurozone gives Greece 30 days to show good on deficit (Reuters)

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