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European Union reaches key agreement on Greek debt

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posted on Oct, 26 2011 @ 09:30 PM
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The European Union has reached a "three-pronged" agreement it says is vital to resolving the Greek debt crisis.

As part of the deal, banks have agreed to take a 50% loss on Greek debt.

That has removed a major obstacle in European efforts to stabilise the problem.

The announcement helped lift the euro as investors were more optimistic about the outlook for the region's growth and single currency.

"The result will relieve the whole world that was expecting a decision that was strong from the eurozone," French President Nicolas Sarkozy said at a press conference in Brussels.


Well here it is folks, apparently the EU deal of which we can all bet on.


Now banks have agreed to take a 50% loss on Greek debt?


So this must be crisis averted and all is well in the world, for now.

Commentary from ZeroHedge:


If true, this means that Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy will promptly commence sabotaging their economies (just like Greece) simply to get the same debt Blue Light special as Greece. It also means that, at least according to Barclays, we have a CDS credit event, although we are certain that Europe would never announce this deal unless ISDA (complete determinations committee list here) was onboard, and corrupt as always. In addition, Greece was unable to generate a 90% acceptance for a 21% haircut tender offer. And we are somehow supposed to believe they can do it with 50%? Lastly, as a reminder, on September 14, Moody's put SocGen, BNP and Credit Agricole on downgrade review. This will be the trigger.


That was my first query, how did they get the banks to agree to a 50% haircut? Something extraordinary on offer, or some kind of coercion?

What do you ATS folks think of this development?



posted on Oct, 26 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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I tthink this deal will just continue the collapse of the Euro. Gold will probably rebound even higher as well.

China is getting antsy as well with their offers of help just sitting on the table. They don't want to see a return of a strong Dollar or Euro.



posted on Oct, 26 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Is this outcome to be well received by other Eurozone countries laden with debt such as Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy? I guess that is what ZH was getting at in the commentary.

Kinda like we are both with the same bank, but because I overspent and could not afford to make my repayments on the debt, the bank takes a 50% haircut on my debt while you get nuthin.



posted on Oct, 26 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by surrealist
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... how did they get the banks to agree to a 50% haircut? Something extraordinary on offer ...


Perhaps they sold the isle of Lesbos, the Parthenon and an original copy of Aristophanes comedic play 'Plutus'



Commedia di Aristofane. IL PLVTO D'ARISTO
translated by Bartolomio & Pietro Rositini, 1545
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posted on Oct, 26 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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Serves them right. Investing risk capital means risk losing capital positions. higher profits for riskpremiums and saveguarding those risks by governments is just immoral, but this is what happens. Btw if you want high profits for 0 actual risk, invest in greece now. All new credits are currently backed up.



posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 04:36 AM
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From my understanding, the larger creditor agencies agreed to the 50% write down. Of course, now comes the hard part of convincing the actual investors.



posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 06:26 AM
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There is so much optimistic hype out there with this groundbreaking deal that I reserve some grave concern with what the reaction will be should this somehow go belly up.



posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 06:35 AM
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Deal or no deal, the only thing this really does is provide temporary relief in that Greece is out of the fiscal frying pan . . . for now.

The ring of debt encircling the globe is still there and they system that gave rise to this enormous debt is still in place like a big old deer tic sucking the blood out of the host. The 'management team' that brought us to this point is still in place. The mid-management level, too, remains unchanged.

It is something similar to opening the torso of a cancer victim and yanking out one of ten tumors and hoping that will cure the patient.

The cancer continues to spread and the host succumbs.

I ask you all, how is this elimination of debt any different from that? How does it eliminate the problem? How does it fix the system?

Maybe I'm daft, but I don't see where all this optimism comes from in light of the above.

Somebody . . .ANYBODY . . . please help me to understand this.



posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 06:41 AM
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i posted this on the UP to the Minute Market thread:



"hold on for the roller coaster ride... the CAC, FTSE, DAX...& the DOW Futures are all up significantly... with the DOW Jones above 12,000 ... hooray?

well, the reason is because the EU has technically 'forgiven' some of the debt/swaps that investors bet on...
the wording concerning some of the sovereign debt default swaps is such that these CDS will not have to be paid... so there are no winners only losers that spent money betting Greece, et al would go belly up in default


i touched on this subject in some thread weeks ago, but for the life of me i cannot find the post in my listings of posts in my Profile..

the thing is... despite the early enthusiasm... when the results of non-payments of CDS are fully realized... the whole casino of credit swaps as an instrument to protect ones positions are null & void and unreliable---and Markets detest uncertainty


either the EU and the USA negate all those swaps & bets and end the casino betting binge or go
-All In-
and back the paper/bonds/bets with taxpayer monies as the USA Fed did 3 years ago.

i suspect the EU Markets will lead the way down if the CDS paper is rendered non-payable based on technical jargon "


 


i'm glad someone else caught the 'hidden-in-plain-sight' sea-change event that is taking place...
i suspect the OWS will demand claw-backs for all the TARPS & Swaps paid by the Fed @ 100 cents on the dollar back in the bank bail-out days..

debt forgiveness indeed, the markets & lost profits by the investment banks on negated CDS will require a pound of flesh from someone =somehow =somewhere
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posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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This deal wont save greece.



posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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This whole deal seems fishy to me.

Last time they wrote up a deal like this banks refused a much lower haircut and a bailout package of a 145 billion euros was then shoved down the throats of the people.

The first bailout was about 20% smaller than that and no haircut was even talked about.

Someone is making a lot of money here, and it isn't the people, and in this case, it probably won't be the banks.



posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
This deal wont save greece.


Finally, something we agree on.



posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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Sadly the debt in the EU zone can not be erased with another Trillion bailout and a 50% forgiveness of the Greek debt, why not? because since 2008 the IMF have funded so far 17 trillion dollars to keep the EU zone euro from collapsing, guess what? it has not fixed a darn thing, as more bailouts are needed.

So, this latest attempt to keep the EU afloat is going to fail once again, because you can not hide the trillions of dollars that were created with the derivative crap and more is been crated by the minute.

So expect another crisis coming soon and more bailouts needed.

The economist that believe that debt can be erased with more debt is a moron and should be fired



posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by surrealist
Is this outcome to be well received by other Eurozone countries laden with debt such as Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy? I guess that is what ZH was getting at in the commentary.

Kinda like we are both with the same bank, but because I overspent and could not afford to make my repayments on the debt, the bank takes a 50% haircut on my debt while you get nuthin.



While Ireland won’t seek debt discounts, the government might pursue other relief given to Greece, including cheaper interest payments on aid and longer to repay it, according to a person familiar with the matter who declined to be identified as no final decision has been taken.


Irish See Opportunity

As for the new Trillion pot, they don't plan on putting more money in, just leveraging it



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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if greece cant sort out its own economy AGAIN, shouldnt they just call it a day and go into liquidation. sell off all its assets and land, and just call it quits..........

probably a stupid idea, but im tired of hearing about it to be honest




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