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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:20 PM

Deal reached on second Greek bailout package

(Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers struck a deal early on Tuesday for a second bailout program for Greece that includes new financing of 130 billion euros and aims to cut Greece's debt to 121 percent of GDP by 2020, two EU officials said.

"The financial volume (of the Greek package) is 130 billion euros and debt-to-GDP (will be) 121 percent. Now it's down to work on the statement," one official involved in the negotiations told Reuters.

Another official confirmed that the financing would total 130 billion euros with the aim of reducing Greece's debts from around 160 percent of GDP now to 121 percent by 2020, but cautioned that drafting of the deal was only just starting.

Private sector holders of Greek debt are expected to take losses of up to 53.5 percent on the nominal value of their bonds as part of a debt exchange that will reduce Greece's debts by around 100 billion euros.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/21/us-greece-idUSTRE8120HI20120221

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DanTex Feb 2012 OP
bluestateguy Feb 2012 #1
iandhr Feb 2012 #2
xtraxritical Feb 2012 #4
Relentless Bitch Feb 2012 #3
DeSwiss Feb 2012 #5

Response to DanTex (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:10 PM

1. Oh here we go: the Greek bailout of the week

I'm not going to pay attention to this anymore.

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:15 PM

2. Greece is between a rock and a hard place

The Greek people are screwed no matter what.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:26 PM

4. Scylla and Charybdis ? eom

 

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:26 PM

3. 170 billion dollars

 

So, the end of the world has been postponed?

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Response to Relentless Bitch (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:47 AM

5. No, the thefts will go on as scheduled....

...because I think they still have the Parthenon, and a couple of museums with a few artifacts. Although competing customer activity is quite brisk:



- Those robbers have more to fear from Goldman-Sachs for stealing their pirate booty than they do the Greek Police.......

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