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Old 07-15-2015, 11:23 AM   #601
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Re: Greek debt negotiation

Is the IMF asking for haircuts on the loans they made?
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:54 AM   #602
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Is the IMF asking for haircuts on the loans they made?
IMF says their loans are sustainable
convenient, innit
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:55 AM   #603
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convenient, innit
Too funny.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:14 PM   #604
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Is the IMF asking for haircuts on the loans they made?
The IMF doesnt do haircuts. The standard response is that poorer countries in worse situations havent received any. It's perfectly fine and everyone knows the rules.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:17 PM   #605
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Re: Greek debt negotiation

Greece approves the required measures. The remaining stumbling block is Gernany?
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:25 PM   #606
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Greek debt negotiation

UK actually. They want to use ESFM for bridge financing, which includes non euro zone money.

Germany will pass something. The only question is how much debt relief Merkel could get through the German parliament.

Finland might be bigger problem in terms of getting consensus.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:31 PM   #607
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UK is fine I think. They're going to put in measure to ring fence the UK from liabilities and it's hard to see that not being acceptable.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:12 PM   #608
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Missed that particular news. Then it's just Merkel gauging how much she could get through the Finnish and German parliaments now.

According to BBC news, Varoufakis is getting jeered and heckled at. "You got us here."

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Old 07-16-2015, 01:44 AM   #609
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The ranking of blame goes something like this:

Greek politicians pre-crisis and the people that voted for them (corruption, spending and cheating their way into a dumb currency union).

The people that came up with the Euro (just an dumb idea in general and they let in Greece despite knowing they cheated).

The ECB / people that made the rules for the Euro (the reluctance to do monetary stimulus is just insane and destructive).

Syriza and the people that voted for them (just no idea what they're doing. Things were actually looking like they were getting better, but they destroyed that. Lied to everyone by promising to stay in the Euro while ending austerity. Have handle the negotiations about as badly as is humanly possible and the referendum even worse).

Other Greek politicians post-crisis and the people that voted for them (too slow to implement supply side reforms)

Troika / rest of the Eurozone (Should have let Greece default / restructure their debt early in the crisis. Should have been more generous. Could maybe have done some kind of fiscal stimulus).
nailed it.and i m greek.
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:59 AM   #610
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I actually think that the people that came up with the Euro are fine. It is the people that then decided adding more countries was more important than having a solid euro.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:57 AM   #611
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Finland might be bigger problem in terms of getting consensus.
Finland will yield. There's still not enough political capital to overturn this deal. We like to be the nice guys way too much and worry what other think of us.

Oh yeah, Finland was against Greece's EURO-membership to begin with but gave up after solidarity-card was played by France IIRC.

Needless to say, sympathies are running low especially since Finland is going trough its own austerity (GIVE MONEY!!1).
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:37 AM   #612
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How long till the Greeks elect a no more austerity we mean it this time party?
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:47 AM   #613
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Re: Greek debt negotiation

The situation is a big LOL. It took a full three days from the next huge bailout offer to a general strike, rioting on the streets and resignations in the cabinet. Although the measures passed, who on earth thinks they will be implemented in any seriousness? And why should anyone give these folks any more money?
On the other hand they do not appear to be prepared at all for Grexit either, pretty much everybody appears to be better prepared for that than the Greeks themselves.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:01 AM   #614
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How long till the Greeks elect a no more austerity we mean it this time party?
I would set o/u at 3 months.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:06 AM   #615
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Re: Greek debt negotiation

Finland votes yes
The 7B bridging loan has gone through.

For all the noise, Greece voted yes by a large margin and a half hour demo by not many people provides some pics but amounts to diddly-squat.

Hopefully better times. Until next time...
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:32 AM   #616
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How long till the Greeks elect a no more austerity we mean it this time party?
there are no more parties left that havent voted for austerity,exept the neo-nazis and the communists.and they both are unpopular right now.lets hope this doesnt change.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:34 AM   #617
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Re: Greek debt negotiation

What was that country that had harsh economic sanctions passed on it regarding debt repayments that lead to some pretty rightwing guys coming to power?
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:48 AM   #618
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What was that country that had harsh economic sanctions passed on it regarding debt repayments that lead to some pretty rightwing guys coming to power?
Iran? I know who you mean but the situation is not comparable bcos although the overall debt is high they have been granted very low interest rates and most of the repayments are far in the future. Portugal and Italy are still paying more on interest relative to GDP than Greece does.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:50 AM   #619
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there are no more parties left that havent voted for austerity,exept the neo-nazis and the communists.and they both are unpopular right now.lets hope this doesnt change.
The Syriza left could start their own with Varoufakis and Zoi and friends.

I think the main hope is that it's now pretty clear they cant just get a better deal to both keep the Euro and avoid austerity/structural reforms, so the opposition would have to campaign on leaving the Euro, which is still unpopular. Or maybe they could just win on running the Syriza campaign again because **** it, why not?
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:58 AM   #620
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I would set o/u at 3 months.
Good call.

http://www.stokokkino.gr/article/100...ber-or-October

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Nikos Voutsis speaking on “Kokkino” said that elections are highly likely. “If it’s not September it will be on October and it will be a product of an overall insight-not just of the Syriza government- on the broader developments” he said.

Asked what would be the main question for the next election, the minister of Interior said it would be a mandate to apply our program: “A program with antibodies to the effects of unfair consequences, i.e. to farmers, so that from targeted political and programmatic interventions there will be a counterweight to the effects of the deal. And of course to combat tax evasion, tax exemptions, the oligarchy”.
Not sure what their antibodies and counterweights are going to be since they wont be allowed to spend money on anything.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:26 AM   #621
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Would be really interesting to see what platform the various parties will stand on if there's an election
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:29 AM   #622
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I think the winning party/coalition is based on the claim that Greece's debt is illegal and this whole circus will continue.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:37 AM   #623
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Yeah it just seems as though it'll go round and round in circles with the electorate voting for whichever party/ parties are offering any sort of stance against austerity etc even though those parties will be unable to actually do anything about it.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:48 AM   #624
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This is how like my tax money to be spend on.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:23 AM   #625
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The Syriza left could start their own with Varoufakis and Zoi and friends.

I think the main hope is that it's now pretty clear they cant just get a better deal to both keep the Euro and avoid austerity/structural reforms, so the opposition would have to campaign on leaving the Euro, which is still unpopular. Or maybe they could just win on running the Syriza campaign again because **** it, why not?
thats true.fwiw,every1 knows that structural reforms is a must.the austerity thing is whats they fight against.and lets face it.the debt is unsustainable.unless money start falling from the skies the situation is gonna get worst and worst.
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