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It will depend on the nationality of the issuer. Everyone will try to pretend their obligations were issued by greek entities and are therefore in Drachmas.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 12th, 2011 at 07:22:21 AM EST
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Not if the way the €-Mark falls apart is by ejecting the internal deficit countries one by one. Bailouts will then be decided on a case by case basis. Which means that what matters is how on how tight your political connections are to the CDU and the Quisling wing of the SPD.

Clearly, a number of bondholders view themselves as quite secure on that count. They may end up being surprised, of course, but by then the rest of us will be too busy trying to keep our heads above water to have much fun pointing and laughing.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Aug 12th, 2011 at 09:35:43 AM EST
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