segunda-feira, fevereiro 02, 2015

Obama apoia Syriza

President Barack Obama, shown in December, said there are limits to how far European creditors can press Greece as the country tries to restructure its economy.

E Angela Merkel? Pedirá aos alemães para regresssarem ao marco?

Obama diz, sobre a Grécia, que não se pode continuar a espremer um país quando está no meio duma depressão. O jogo geoestratégico entre os EUA, Rússia e China soma e segue. Merkel e o resto dos lémures europeus limitam-se a guinchar, de vez em quando.
President Barack Obama expressed sympathy for the new Greek government as it seeks to rollback its strict bailout regime, saying there are limits to how far its European creditors can press Athens to repay its debts while restructuring the economy.

“You cannot keep on squeezing countries that are in the midst of depression. At some point there has to be a growth strategy in order for them to pay off their debts to eliminate some of their deficits,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria aired Sunday.

He said Athens needs to restructure its economy to boost its competitiveness, “but it’s very hard to initiate those changes if people’s standards of livings are dropping by 25%. Over time, eventually the political system, the society can’t sustain it.”

Mr. Obama expressed hope that an agreement would be reached so Greece can stay in the eurozone, saying, “I think that will require compromise on all sides.”

Mas há mais...

Hollande também apoia a Grécia, e Matthieu Pigasse —antigo administrador do ministério da economia francês e diretor-geral delegado do banco Lazard, entretanto contratado por Yanis Varoufakis— sugere a possibilidade de um corte de cabelo na dívida pública grega na casa dos 50%!  O dominó do euro parece cada vez mais inevitável. Convém começar a poupar feijões, pois talvez venham a servir como moeda pós-euro!

France Open to Easing Greek Debt Burden: Finance Minister

by Helene Fouquet
1:44 PM WET
February 1, 2015


Varoufakis appointed Lazard Ltd. as adviser on issues related to public debt and fiscal management on Saturday.

“There is a range of possible solutions: extending the maturities, lowering interests rates, and the much more radical solution, the haircut,” Matthieu Pigasse, the head of Lazard’s Paris office who has advised Greece in the past, said in a Jan. 30 interview on BFM Business television. “If we could cut the debt by 50 percent” he said, “it would allow Greece to return to a reasonable debt to GDP ratio.”

He said Greece’s debt to public creditors was about 200 billion euros.

Sapin and Varoufakis plan to make a joint statement in Paris on Sunday evening.

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