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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dexia Deal Unravels

In mid October I wrote that the rescue "plan" for Dexia was unravelling.

Today (one month later) the media are awash with reports that Belgium is pressing France to pay more into an emergency facility for Dexia.

For why?

Because Belgium knows that if Dexia falls over, the collateral damage to France (wrt its exposure to Dexia) would be immense.

France is less than amused, because if it pays more into the rescue fund it's AAA rating will be undermined.

This "renegotiation" is of course going to send the whole deal "tits up".

As I noted in October:


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