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Re: Greece

Postby j831robert » 08 Jun 2012 20:45

I'm still betting on civil war - it's an old Greek habit.
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Re: Greece

Postby Brix » 09 Jun 2012 14:17

It will be a strange civil war that involves a far-right party branded as if it were a dishwashing detergent and led by men specializing in sloshing glasses of water and bitch-slapping women before fleeing the scene.
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Re: Greece

Postby tedster » 11 Jun 2012 09:43

I heard that the London (UK) real estate market had a surge with sales to Greeks investing in sterling.
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Re: Greece

Postby zinfit » 16 Jun 2012 10:18

The road to serfdom is close at hand. When they get semi-permanent poverty they will split between the extremes . I think this disease is well developed in Spain,Italy and France. The French voters bought the koolaid . When you have unsustainable government spending, high taxes and big deficits/debts more spending and more debt will not resolve the disease. It does show a certain level of delusion and denial.
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Re: Greece

Postby ghariton » 17 Jun 2012 23:20

New Democracy wins a plurality, and is e xpected to form a coalition with Pasok and other pro-bailout parties. Expect a spike in North American stock markets tomorrow Monday.

Unfortunately, while immediate disaster has beem averted, the underlying problems remain whole. I would expect a gentle downward drift in European markets over the next few months.

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Re: Greece

Postby Shakespeare » 17 Jun 2012 23:27

News headline sometime in a couple of years: "Greek Government Given 573rd Final Deadline"

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Re: Greece

Postby NormR » 17 Jun 2012 23:50

ghariton wrote:Unfortunately, while immediate disaster has beem averted, the underlying problems remain whole. I would expect a gentle downward drift in European markets over the next few months.


If you happened to be a Greek resident, would you want to keep money in a Greek bank? I doubt that the election has stopped the bank run...
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Re: Greece

Postby tedster » 18 Jun 2012 05:38

Slightly OT. I just got an email from a Calgary friend telling my that she had her passport stolen in Athens. She was telling me this as she has applied for a replacement and was using me as a reference to Passport Canada.
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Re: Greece

Postby zinfit » 18 Jun 2012 10:29

Keeping money in any European bank could be risky. Experienced observers say a lot of European money has already moved to North America markets . 50 years of social engineering and creeping socialism is starting to unravel and Mr Market is behind the steering wheel. The trip Europe is going to experience isn't going to be a thing of joy. The countries who didn't adopt the Euro will have a better ride.
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Re: Greece

Postby ghariton » 08 Aug 2012 11:40

A business opportunity:

[quote]Greece's dire economic plight has forced thousands of businesses to close, thrown one in five out of work and eroded the living standards of millions. But for bicycle-maker Giorgos Vogiatzis, it's not all bad news.

The crisis has put cash-strapped Greeks on their bikes - once snubbed as a sign of poverty or just plain risky - and Greek manufacturers are shifting into fast gear.

The high cost of road tax, fuel and repairs is forcing Greeks to ditch their cars in huge numbers. According to the government's statistics office, the number of cars on Greek roads declined by more than 40 percent in each of the last two years. Meanwhile, more than 200,000 bikes were sold in 2011, up about a quarter from the previous year.
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Re: Greece

Postby CROCKD » 02 Sep 2012 19:55

What big companies are doing to be prepared for an exit from the Euro.

U.S. Companies Brace for an Exit From the Euro by Greece
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