The latest, with Spanish ten-year debt over 7% and 12-month loans just secured for over 5%, is that the ESM will buy Spanish bonds directly. According to the Guardian, Germany is prepared to use the ESM bailout fund to buy Spanish (and Italian sovereign debt if need be). Ironically, it is the Italian government's ability to come up with legislative approval for the bailout fund that is the biggest sticking point at this point.
According to the Guardian:
Angela Merkel, it appears, has ...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.