Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a parliamentary majority in favour of a five-year austerity plan on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle in Greece's bid to win access to international funding to avoid default.
Michael Leister, rate strategist, West LB
"The question now is, what is the outlook for the near term? The pressure turns back now to the EU politicians to play their part.
"I don't believe we'll see a massive risk rally given only one hurdle of many has been cleared. The risk of disorderly default has decreased in the near-term but overall sentiment remains very fragile."
Peter Chatwell, rate strategist, Credit Agricole CIB
"There is still event risk to position for - Thursday's vote on the technical aspects of the austerity for one - and thus investors are probably reluctant to be positioned towards the risky end of the spectrum."
Keith Bowman, equity analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown
"The sigh of relief already being breathed by the markets has been confirmed. For now, markets and European politicians in particular can stand down.
"However, winning the battle is not the same as winning the war. Many hurdles are yet to be overcome. The big questions for Europe (Chicago Options: ^REURTRUSD - news) still remain. The German population's willingness to support far less productive neighbours still hangs in the balance."
Philippe Gijsels, head of research, BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets
"We can even talk about a 'buy the rumour, sell the news' kind of reaction as risky assets are paring their gains. This is logical and may continue over the next couple of hours and days as markets will quickly realise that this is only a first step in the road to recovery. Over the next couple of weeks, weak economic figures may continue to pressure markets. We still expect a hot, nervous and volatile summer."
Cary Leahey, economist and managing director, Decision Economics
"It's a positive development for the equity market and for the euro, particularly since it passed relatively handily. It might be a little negative for bonds because there probably was a little flight-to-safety trade going on.
"The decision was widely anticipated. But the price action in the euro seems to be a 'buy the rumour, sell the fact' kind of market reaction. It removes the worst-case scenario for the euro, although it's highly unlikely Greece will fall off the radar.
"We still have Thursday's vote on specific legislation to implement the plan. Today's news sends a strong signal the Greek parliament will also vote yes tomorrow."
Kim Rupert, managing director of global fixed income analysis, Action Economics
"It is significant but it has been pretty much priced in (to Treasuries). We have been trading off a passage for a couple of days now. It has provided more of a risk-on type of trade. We have seen equities make some pretty decent gains and bond yields rise. Risk aversion has diminished."
Jurgen Odenius, principal of international economics and investment strategy, Prudential Fixed Income
"The vote itself is a necessary for everything else. We now need to see the approval for the implementation tomorrow. We would expect to see more support for the opposition on some of the smaller measures. The vote tomorrow would be equally important, but it's harder to predict. All in all, there should be enough votes for tomorrow."
Koen de Leus, strategist, KBC Securities
"I don't see how the current government can implement the required measures to meet the bailout conditionalities. So additional measures will have to be taken again, which creates a vicious circle for growth and an ever rising debt.
"At the end everybody will be fed up, the protests of the population will even go louder, there will be a change of government and Greece will default and restructure. But in the short term, a default has been avoided."
Chris Turner, head of FX Strategy, ING
"The markets were positioned for this, so on an intra-day basis, we will see some profit taking in the euro/dollar and the euro/Swiss franc. These are baby steps in the right direction."
"Something of a 'Buy the rumour, sell the fact' correction could emerge now. Commodity (Euronext: COMIN.NX - news) markets have fully expected and discounted approval by the Greek parliament of these austerity measures and this has been behind a rise in oil prices today.
"So we could see profit-taking. But I don't think it will be dramatic."
"If the vote had gone the other way, I would have expected a steep drop in prices. With approval, there could be a more gentle decline."
"The markets are still very wary over the outlook for Greece. Some more tough decisions need to be taken and the problems are far from solved."