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Lenders’ Water Torture: Two Privatization issues delay Greece’s Program Review & bailout tranche

Greece and lenders are just a couple of steps away to conclude the Greek Program Review and have the 7.5-billion euro bailout tranche arrive in Athens and from there have 90% of the loan turn back to lenders. The Euro Working Group did not close the Review yesterday, Monday, but …

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“One Step Away From PSI Deal” – Why Greeks & Troika Unhappy?

Greece and its private creditors are apparently one step away from completing the voluntary Greek Bond Swap (PSI).  “We are one step away from PSI deal”, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said. “We are close to the finalization of a voluntary PSI”, head of Institute of International Finance Charles Dallara said …

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UPD: Greek PSI Deal Reached with 3.75% Coupon?

The deal on the Greek bond swap (PSI) has been apparently reached, economic news portal Capital.gr reports. Quoting banking sources, Capital writes that the deal has been reached on a coupon with an average interest rate of 3.7%. At the same time there will be a clause for growth to …

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What Happened to Greek PSI? Don’t Panic & Fasten Seat Belts

New York, Berlin, Paris, Athens: the phones of  state officials, economists and bankers are ringing non-stop, brains are on fire and nerves lay blank as the PSI negotiations did not reach a deal over the weekend, ahead the EuroGroup meeting on Monday in Brussels. Men and women in business suits run nervously up and …

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PSI Talks Interrupted – Dallara Left Athens for Paris…

The Greek PSI-cho thriller continues, as Greek bond swap talks were interrupted in Athens. Leaving Greeks behind to cook in their own broth,  head of Institute of International Finance Charles Dallara left Saturday morning for Paris. Greek media report that the negotiations got stuck on the key issue of the interest rates of …

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PSI: Just a Breath before the Final Deal?

Blazing negotiations on the PSI are taking place in Athens with some Greek media heralding that agreement on major issues has been already achieved. According to several Greek media, the Greek side has proposed the interest rate to start at 3.5% for bonds maturing in 2014. a5 3.9% for bonds …

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