Europe’s Besieged Banks, Relief….MF Global & Greece’s Ejection

EU banks have received a short period of relief from the unpleasant sovereign debt crisis of the GIIPS. As bank shares recovered from political efforts to provide a comprehensive program for resolving the crisis. The recent 29% writedown on Greek debt held by the private sector and a plan to help support bank racapitalisation by 106 billion euros by the end of June. Days following this deal and many assurences that investors would be 100% capable of raising equity, the MF Global bankruptcy this monday proves different.
This after Bernanke reassured congress in July that US banks exposure to troubled EU nations was “quite small.”
These writedowns and restructures are not enough, the EU does not have “months” to vote on approval. Markets are down accross the board. A decision must be made immediately. It looks as though Greece will be ejected from the Euro using the bail out fund to partially compensate the banks holding Greek debt within EU.

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MF Global 716 5th ave

Published by Andreas Koudellou

A senior associate focusing on early stage-companies. As a foodie I am a recognized expert on where to find the best dry-aged beef in NYC. I have a deep finance and international relations background, getting my start at the Council on Foreign Relations, UN and then on to HNW/UHNW capital management.

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