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Cyprus to shape future euro bank rescues: Eurogroup head
Yahoo! ^ | 3/25/13 | Luke Baker Reuters

Posted on 03/25/2013 3:17:42 PM PDT by mdittmar

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A rescue program agreed for Cyprus will serve as a model for dealing with future euro zone banking crises and other countries will have to restructure their banking sectors, the head of the region's finance ministers said.

The approach would mark a radical departure for euro zone policy after three years of crisis in which taxpayers across the region have effectively been on the hook for resolving problem banks and indebted governments via multiple rescue programs.

"What we've done last night is what I call pushing back the risks," Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who heads the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers, told Reuters and the Financial Times on Monday, hours after the deal was struck.

"If there is a risk in a bank, our first question should be 'Okay, what are you in the bank going to do about that? What can you do to recapitalize yourself?'. If the bank can't do it, then we'll talk to the shareholders and the bondholders, we'll ask them to contribute in recapitalizing the bank, and if necessary the uninsured deposit holders," he said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cyprus; cypruscrisis; eucrisis; europeanunion; germany; greece; israel; russia; turkey; unitedkingdom
Think some banks might see some withdrawals;)
1 posted on 03/25/2013 3:17:42 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

I can’t believe the Cypriots aren’t in the streets rioting. I can’t believe there is still any money in any other Euro bank. It would be safer to give it to a broker and limit his trades to savings accounts. Un-believable this happened.


2 posted on 03/25/2013 3:27:32 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: major-pelham

I left out an important abbreviation - ‘US’ savings accounts. Big oops.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 3:28:33 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: mdittmar

The only money that people should have with ANY bank, is funds for immediate living expenses. The Market is rigged, the Fed keeps buying our national debt with printed fiat money, don’t trust that either for more than a short term investment, by that I mean be able to pull it in a day.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 3:33:56 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: mdittmar
I believe this is the beginning of the end.
If the Cypriots pull this off it will signal to the rest of Europe that your money isn’t safe and that governments can repeat this at will.
It will start a run on banks.
5 posted on 03/25/2013 3:47:25 PM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: major-pelham

We haven’t seen nothin’ yet. The dark evolution of socialism continues. As this spreads to other countries like Italy, Greece and Spain it will only assure the fascist parties greater electoral victories as they openly oppose these EU confiscations. Beppe Grillo must be giddy tonight.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 3:58:22 PM PDT by chickenlips (Is Reince Priebus really PeeWee Herman?)
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To: mdittmar
An important message to Euro-bank savings account holders, especially those in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece.


7 posted on 03/25/2013 4:10:33 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: mdittmar

Only a fool would keep their money in European banks at this point. And the US is soon to follow.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 4:47:16 PM PDT by Revel
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It will start a run on banks.

As soon as any run starts -- if one does -- hasn't really happened yet -- you will see instant capital controls. Max withdrawal $100, £100, 100€, etc., per day. Problem solved.

9 posted on 03/25/2013 4:53:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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It’s all fun and games until the rope and lead come out.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 6:46:08 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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And they call us “radicals”.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 6:54:45 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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