The damage to the euro area
First of all it's important to point out that the so-called "Grexit" is equivalent to a complete failure to pay on obligations by the Greek government, its banks, corporations, and households. While everyone is focused on the €315 billion Greece owes to the Eurozone, the IMF, and others, the damage to the euro area would actually be much greater. (...)
The damage to Greece
Greek businesses will demand bags of drachmas for any goods and services they offer. And there is little chance that foreigners will accept drachmas for shipments of food, fuel, etc. With Greek government euro accounts frozen abroad after the default, access to hard currency will be cut off as the Bank of Greece will be forced to sell off its gold holdings. It's a humanitarian crisis in the making.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Publicada por Miguel Madeira em 10:51