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But in the case of Greece, in particular, and bombed out economies in general, the effect of QE is to minimise the complete freefall of asset prices which could facilitate the takeover of assets by external vulture funds etc. -  not that that hasn't been happening to some degree in any case. The ECB can thus play some beneficial role in helping an economy like Greece whilst similtaneously pissing off net creditor countries like Germany - "the ECB is playing around with OUR savers' money..."

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Mar 14th, 2016 at 04:25:37 PM EST
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The ECB can thus play some beneficial role in helping an economy like Greece whilst similtaneously pissing off net creditor countries like Germany - "the ECB is playing around with OUR savers' money..."

Well...

Mario's dangerous game with the German savers' money.

by Bernard (bernard) on Tue Mar 15th, 2016 at 04:16:55 AM EST
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LOL.  Hadn't seen that..!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Mar 15th, 2016 at 04:56:44 PM EST
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