EU Announces Immediate And Highly Indeterminate "Action" To Be Taken On Greece, No Disclosure What It Is
The non-bailout bailout is here. Or is it? They really should have used Larry Summers. Van Rompuy says "determined and coordinated action if needed" will be provided. Uh, it is needed. But what is the deal? And what are the details? Greek 2s10s 40 bps steeper to +93 bps as 2 Year trades 56 bps lower to 4.97%.
Euro-zone countries will provide "determined and coordinated action if needed" to preserve stability in the currency union, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said at a summit of European Union leaders Thursday, but he gave few details of how that would be provided and no indication that direct aid to Greece, the zone's sickest member, was imminent.
"Greece did not ask for any financial support," Mr. Van Rompuy said.
He and the 27 leaders of the EU countries were continuing their talks Thursday.
It wasn't clear that investors would be soothed. The euro, which has gyrated for several days amid rising and falling hopes of help to Greece, slipped slightly after Mr. Van Rompuy appeared in front of the stately library where the leaders were meeting to read his statement.
Foreceful action? Oh yes.