Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch, as he called for a referendum on July 5 whether to accept the demands of international creditors in protracted debt talks with the country. Photo: Reuters Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch, as he called for a referendum on July 5 whether to accept the demands of international creditors in protracted debt talks with the country. Photo: Reuters
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch, as he called for a referendum on July 5 whether to accept the demands of international creditors in protracted debt talks with the country. Photo: Reuters
Meghnad Desai
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Macroscope by Meghnad Desai

Greek referendum opens door to financial freedom

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch, as he called for a referendum on July 5 whether to accept the demands of international creditors in protracted debt talks with the country. Photo: Reuters Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch, as he called for a referendum on July 5 whether to accept the demands of international creditors in protracted debt talks with the country. Photo: Reuters
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch, as he called for a referendum on July 5 whether to accept the demands of international creditors in protracted debt talks with the country. Photo: Reuters
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Meghnad Desai

Meghnad Desai

Professor Meghnad Desai is emeritus professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and chairman of the OMFIF Advisory Board