The tainted old order under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is up against unencumbered young firebrand Alexis Tsipras.
Fans of cliff-top dramas should settle back and prepare for another episode as the March deadline approaches.
The more it says it can cope with whatever penalties are imposed on it, the more US politicians are entitled to ask whether they are high enough.
More details please. On Thursday President Obama declared war on Wall Street -- but what would victory look like?
It was a bad plan -- but it was a plan. The refusal of the US House of Representatives to back Hank Paulson's bail out takes us into new territory.
If this is the death of Wall Street as we know it, the tombstone will read: killed by complexity.
Is it over? Was that the oil shock? Can we relax, sit back and expect our energy bills and prices at the pumps to tumble?
You might have expected Northern Rock to sound apologetic as queues formed outside its branches and its website was overwhelmed. Here is a bank that lent aggressively and tried to grab a big share of the mortgage market. Now its business model has been exposed as fragile and its brand damaged, perhaps beyond repair.
The FTSE 100 (the Financial Times/London Stock Exchange list of the top 100 companies) spent much of last week above 6Â 000 points for the first time since March 8 2001, achieving the latest landmark in one of the most remarkable post-war stock market recoveries. It didn't quite last -- the closing level was 5 999,4.
SABMiller has won its fight to buy Bavaria, a Colombian-based brewer regarded as the last major prize in the global beer industry's pursuit of growth in South America. SAB's shares moved sharply higher as investors applauded an apparent bargain price of $7,8-billion, almost $1-billion below some market estimates of Bavaria's value.