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Consequences of Debt Restructuring: What Would a Greek Haircut Mean for Germany? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
It's the worst-case scenario: Greece no longer able to get loans, with creditors having to wave goodbye to a chunk of their money. But what would it mean for Germany? Would the state have to bail out the banks again, and would private investors also suffer badly? SPIEGEL ONLINE takes a look at the likely consequences.

...The consequences of a debt write-off against the government in Athens would be manageable for Germany. At the moment, some €25 billion in Greek debt is held by Germany's commercial banks and the so-called "bad banks" set up to take on toxic assets. This debt takes the form of either Greek sovereign bonds in their portfolios or loans made to the Greek government.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri May 27th, 2011 at 03:30:09 PM EST
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