Monday, October 08, 2012

Greece, Troika talks to resume later

by Bill McBride on 10/08/2012 09:13:00 AM

From the WSJ: Greece, Troika to Resume Talks This Week

Talks between Greece and a visiting troika of international inspectors made progress ... but no deal has yet been reached and the negotiations will resume next week.

The inspectors, from the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, will depart Athens ... to attend a meeting of euro-zone finance ministers in Luxembourg Monday, the officials said.

"There has been progress on all fronts, fiscal and structural," one official, speaking to reporters after more than three hours of talks in the Greek capital, said. "The work will continue next week." ...
[As the talks drag on, overshooting their early October deadline, hopes of securing that aid by an Oct. 18 European summit--when European leaders were expected to sign off on Greece's latest aid tranche--now look dim.
And from the Athens News: Police announce ban on rallies during Merkel visit
The police on Monday announced that all open-air gatherings and rallies will be banned in large sections of central Athens between 9am and 10pm on Tuesday, as a security precaution to "preserve the peace" during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.