Date: Friday 25 May 2012
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European equities have started today’s session higher, following another late-hour reversal higher on Wall Street last Friday. That ahead of Monday’s Memorial Day holiday Stateside which may limit moves today on both sides of the Atlantic.
Acting as a backdrop, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti last night argued, during a televised interview, that Italy can help to persuade Germany of the need for Eurobonds given that they are in everyone’s interest.
Meantime, and in Greece, the latest polls show the hard-left Syriza party leading in the polls by a 4 point margin. Of note, the mainstream parties seem to have recovered some ground and most Greeks (54%) say that they prefer a coalition. A majority (62%), however, say they oppose the country’s debt deal even while 85% say they wish to remain in the Eurozone.
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