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Monday, December 05, 2016

Greek Crisis Hasn't Gone Away

Whilst the media have been distracted by Brexit and Trump, the Greek debt crisis hasn't gone away.

As per the Wall Street Journal Germany and the Netherlands have promised their parliaments that they won’t ask for more money for Greece unless the IMF also resumes lending to Greece.

However, the IMF won’t do this unless it is satisfied that Greece’s debt burden is sustainable. For the IMF, this is a question of institutional credibility. It has already put its name to two failed programs, and it is determined that it will only join a third program if it is convinced that Greece can return to the markets at the end of it, its financial sovereignty restored.

Fat chance of that!

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