Saturday, April 11, 2015

11/4/15: One Number Busts Greek 'Internal Devaluation Can Work' Myth


An interesting note from the Fitch on the likelihood of success for Greek 'bad bank' set up here.

Neat summary of the problem: "NPLs have reached staggeringly high levels. Fitch estimates that domestic NPLs at National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank, Eurobank Ergasias and Alpha Bank (which together account for around 95% of sector assets) reached EUR72bn at end-2014, equivalent to 35% of combined domestic loans. Net of reserves, Greek NPLs reached a high EUR30bn and still exceeded the banks' combined equity."

NPLs at 35% of all domestic loans... and someone still believes Greece can just do that external devaluation thingy?..
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