Monday, April 2, 2012

3rd Greek Bailout Imminent? Greece Set to Default on Foreign Law Bonds May 15th

Deja-vu of deja-vu all over again?  Bloomberg reports:
Greek foreign bond holders have rejected any restructure talks- meaning $11.5 billion in foreign law Greek bonds are currently set to default on May 15th.
QE will continue to Infinity...AND BEYOND!!!
Investors in Greek bonds issued under foreign law rejected the nation’s attempts to restructure the debt at talks last week.

In 20 out of 36 meetings, bondholders either turned down the government’s proposal, adjourned the talks or failed to achieve a quorum, according to a press release today from the Greek Public Debt Management Office.

The meetings involved holders of about $26.8 billion of foreign-law notes denominated in dollars, euros, Swiss francs and yen. Investors owning $15.3 billion of securities agreed to a restructuring, leaving $11.5 billion still to be dealt with.

“The key thing with the international bonds is that holders have to vote bond-by-bond rather than in aggregate,” said Thomas Costerg, European economist at Standard Chartered Bank. “That makes it easier for investors to block the restructuring and raises the question of what Greece can do now.

Full list of Greek bonds still awaiting agreement

April 2 - Unlocked