Showing posts with label Bond swap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bond swap. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Exclusive: ECB stops operations with some Greek banks


(Reuters) - The European Central Bank has stopped providing liquidity to some Greek banks as they have not been successfully recapitalized, the ECB said on Wednesday, confirming news earlier reported exclusively by Reuters.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

More Greek Creditors Back Swap


By CHARLES FORELLE , NEKTARIA STAMOULI and MATINA STEVIS
The Wall Street Journal 
More than 75% of Greece's private-sector creditors have pledged to take part in Greece's €200 billion ($262.98 billion) debt swap, according to a Greek government official.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Greece Passes Key Debt Test


The Wall Street Journal
More Than 80% of Creditors Agree to Bond Swap, Clearing Way for Historic Default
By CHARLES FORELLE, STELIOS BOURAS and ALKMAN GRANITSAS
conditions will have been met to trigger credit-default swaps…
investors think Greece will still be unlikely to meet all its obligations after the restructuring…

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Greek PM in Brussels for talks over second bailout


29 February 2012 Last updated at 08:38 GMT
Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is visiting Brussels to seek final approval for the country's second bailout deal.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Despite Pact, Unease Lingers for Greece

Agreement Staves Off Immediate Concerns, but Many Problems Remain Even Under Best-Case Scenarios
The Wall Street Journal
Implementation risks are very high in the case of Greece
Greece is being asked to cut its debt burden compared with the size of its economy at the same time it is pursuing an internal devaluation…

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Europe seals new Greek bailout to avert default


(Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers sealed a 130-billion-euro ($172 billion) bailout for Greece on Tuesday to avert a chaotic default in March after persuading private bondholders to take greater losses and Athens to commit to deep cuts.

Eurozone ministers back 130bn-euro bailout for Greece

BBC
21-2-2012
Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a second bailout for Greece
today is a historic day for the Greek economy…

Friday, February 17, 2012

Germany Seeks to Avoid Two-Step Vote on Greek Aid


By Brian Parkin and James G. Neuger - Feb 17, 2012 10:11 AM GMT+0200
Bloomberg
As long as Greece meets conditions for the aid, the finance ministers meeting in Brussels will probably approve the package…

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Greece and the euro


From tragedy to farce
Feb 15th 2012, 15:27 by J.R.
The Economist
The wrangling underscores how unlikely it has become that a successful Greek bail-out can be crafted…
Greek default may prove less damaging to the rest of Europe than previously feared…

Friday, February 10, 2012

Papademos to Ministers: Back Bailout or Quit


Bloomberg
By Maria Petrakis and Simon Kennedy - Feb 10, 2012 9:25 PM GMT+0200
current plans would leave Greece’s debt as high as 136 percent of GDP by 2020…
The Greek offer is not sufficient…
Political uncertainty, Papademos said, was the main reason for finance ministers failing to approve the program…

Thursday, February 9, 2012

ECB opens door to indirect Greece aid


Greek politicians finally signed up…
. If the ECB distributes part of its profits …, that's not monetary financing,…
the December operation had averted a major credit crunch…
By Eva Kuehnen
FRANKFURT | Thu Feb 9, 2012 1:08pm EST

Greek Finance Minister Heads to Brussels; Loan Talks Stall


The Wall Street Journal
By NEKTARIA STAMOULI, ALKMAN GRANITSAS and STELIOS BOURAS
slash minimum wages in the private sector by 22%...
abolish permanent jobs in state enterprises and cut 150,000 jobs in the public sector by 2015…
… parties clashed over whether to enact cuts in primary or supplemental pension benefits…

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Greek leaders face crunch talks as unions strike


I honestly can't understand how additional days will help…

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Euro zone insists no Greek rescue without reforms


They think, that we think that the unthinkable cannot be thought. But they better think again,…
5-2-2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Greece Seeks Second Rescue, Fights for Euro


Bloomberg
By Jonathan Stearns - Feb 3, 2012 1:48 PM GMT+0200
We can’t pay into a bottomless pit…
… The question is whether they will also leave the euro…

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

EU Nears Confrontation Over Greek Rescue


Bloomberg
By James G. Neuger and Jonathan Stearns - Jan 31, 2012 10:50 AM GMT+0200
Euro leaders left a Brussels summit late yesterday with no accord…
Germany’s proposal for an EU-appointed overseer of the Greek budget prompted consternation in Athens
The permanent fund requires governments to put collective action clauses into new bond issues…

Monday, January 30, 2012

The euro crisis


What to do about Greece
Its insolvent economy needs a bigger debt reduction. A precipitous exit from the euro would be a disaster
The Economist
Jan 28th 2012 | from the print edition
Discard the veneer of voluntarism and Greece can be tougher on its creditors…
the real culprit is the Greek government, which has proved singularly incapable of implementing the reforms needed…
Greece’s European rescuers should offer the country a clear choice…

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Greece, Bankers Expect Debt-Swap Deal This Week


Bloomberg
By Marcus Bensasson and Maria Petrakis - Jan 29, 2012 9:56 AM GMT+0200
bonds issued in the swap should have a coupon “well below” 3.5 percent for the period to 2020 and below 4 percent over the 30 years. As recently as Jan. 23, private investors wanted the new 30-year bonds to have an average coupon of about 4.25 percent…

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Greek debt talks resume in race against the clock


By George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Papadimas
ATHENS | Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:52am EST
… Christine Lagarde put pressure on the ECB on Wednesday, saying it and other public creditors may need to accept losses…
… The interest rate on the new bonds has been the main stumbling block…
… The ECB had ruled out taking voluntary losses on its Greek bond holdings but is now debating how it would handle any forced losses …

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

EU Ministers Press Greece, Creditors


The Wall Street Journal
By COSTAS PARIS, MATINA STEVIS and RIVA FROYMOVICH
a crucial chunk of Greece's first bailout was withheld for several weeks, partly because Greece's then-opposition leader, Antonis Samaras, refused to commit to the austerity policies…
EU ministers indicated they had lost faith in Greece's ability or will to implement the overhauls…