Brussels has proposed a pan-European scheme to vet sensitive purchases by other countries. Unlike the U.S., rulings will be non-binding. Even so, the People’s Republic will find it harder to buy up EU infrastructure and technology. It’s another reason for Beijing to open up.
Athens wants to issue bonds just after receiving another bailout tranche. If Greece had to finance itself at market rates it would struggle to stay solvent. But debt relief from European governments and ECB bond-buying will reduce the risk. Investors may find the wager appealing. Full view will be published shortly.