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Eurogroup Concludes 'Inconclusive' Call; Cyprus Dismisses Deposit Levy; Moar Troika Needed

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Surprise! No decision came out of the Eurogroup conference call (and none is expected this evening) as:


However, Cyprus has decided that it will only undertake small deposit levy (if at all) and prepares to present a new proposal. And just to rub some salt in the wound:


So, Laiki has only hours of liquidity; the government hasn't voted on a proposal yet; Eurogroup won't act until Troika analyzes the proposal; and Cypriot Central banker wants major capital controls.

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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:01 | 3358910 slaughterer
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"Troika"--the Stalinist terminology should be a clue: Stalinist weapons being launched against the homeland of Stalin.  Stalin vs Stalin

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:03 | 3358922 Element
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Got towel?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:06 | 3358943 knukles
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Why don't we have a meeting and work this out for a change?


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:08 | 3358961 camaro68ss
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Triple hook bitchez!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:15 | 3359000 redpill
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Discussing the guarantee of deposits under $100k essentially telegraphs that massive loss of deposits is expected.  You can't stop the shitstorm now.  "Hurry up and submit a proposal" -- uh, yeah, no one gives a shit what the proposal is now, they are streaming out the emergency exits of these zombie banks and never looking back.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:30 | 3359097 morning
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Makes you wonder about the Big Lie Technique and the next sudden "stupid" decision.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:06 | 3359280 Buck Johnson
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Massive loss is coming and it still won't save the banks, because people will still take out whats left of their money.  Also who will ever put money into those banks again.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 20:02 | 3359898 StychoKiller
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So, Laiki has only hours of liquidity; the government hasn't voted on a proposal yet; Eurogroup won't act until Troika analyzes the proposal; and Cypriot Central banker wants major capital controls.


Other than that...hey look, FREE Spiderman towels!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:12 | 3358963 Spider
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Very European solution.  The best part is S&P cut their rating for Cypress to "NEGATIVE" - how did these guys miss the financial crisis???? 

Also, what would be the rating for "good probability your deposits are confiscated"...?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:19 | 3359025 Banksters
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First class clusterfuck.   



Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:22 | 3359051 NotApplicable
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What's JPM's rating again?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:06 | 3358947 kaiserhoff
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Relax guys, it's all good.

The air head on CKGB just said they are going to break Cypress up into a good bank, a bad bank, a worser bank, and a worstest bank, and then...

My head hurts.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:07 | 3358956 Element
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Welcome to the Euro-peon dream

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:08 | 3358967 knukles
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This is starting to sound like the Book of Revelations reads.... Everything getting carved up, disappearing, going up in smoke, riots, disease, bankers burning at stakes, tellers being anointed as Popes, animal feces being used as coin and currency...

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:12 | 3358990 fonzannoon
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show me one banker burning at the stake.


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:19 | 3359021 knukles
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I said sounds, Fonz, not "lookie thar, ma"
Come to think of it, some day at Dizzy Land there'll be a Rollie coaster "Ride the Burning Banker" for the kiddies....

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:39 | 3359140 a growing concern
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Save a country, hang a banker.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:54 | 3359222 TheFourthStooge-ing
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some day at Dizzy Land there'll be a Rollie coaster "Ride the Burning Banker" for the kiddies....

A banker-themed abusement park?


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:38 | 3359131 TheLooza
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I think he means "a banker burning his steak."  The HORR(s)OR!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:05 | 3358948 Joe Davola
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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:09 | 3358977 Induced Coma
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Tyler Durden:If he were to punch you in the face, you would have to fight off the urge to thank him.


Stay liquid my friends.



Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:12 | 3358987 Ineverslice
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Everyone, keep hitting those ATM withdrawls, at the very least.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:05 | 3359275 Larry Dallas
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Its getting to a boiling point But until there is war, I'm not interested.


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:14 | 3358998 insanelysane
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Cypress is a test.  If there is major carnage, Italy, Greece and the rest fall in line and obey the EU.  If Cypress prevails without much pain, look out below.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:05 | 3358915 Cdad
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Cosmic Bunny Hole

Translation:  Cypriot bankers and bureaucrats need more time to arrange outbound flights prior to passing legislation to steal deposits for the purpose of bailing out moar bad banks.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:02 | 3358917 peter4805
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Long lamp posts!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:02 | 3358919 toys for tits
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Didn't they just stress test Cyprus' banks 18 months ago?

Fuck the Troika.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:05 | 3358935 timbo_em
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They also tested Dexia which was one of the best banks in that test.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:18 | 3359013 SheepDog-One
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Stressless tests of fantasy....just a couple weeks ago didn't they declare stressless test here were all good, except for GMAC/Ally gubment bank?

All just fantasy 100%.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:03 | 3358924 monopoly
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And....Have a nice day. :-)

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:03 | 3358926 McMolotov
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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:07 | 3358958 machineh
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Last week they wanted 6.75% from the under-100K crowd. Down from 40%.

Now they say zero percent, with a crocodile smile.

If you trust these larcenous racketeers, you will lose everything.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:13 | 3358992 Non Passaran
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Glad that you said it so I don't have to!

The government's plan B sounds better.


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:30 | 3359104 Day_Of_The_Tentacle
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Yeah, my jaw just dropped a little bit more on that one. The hypocracy is stunning.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 20:46 | 3360004 WallowaMountainMan
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from what i have read, the ecb et al position was to take the money from all over 100k and none under 100k. the pres of cypr was the one that insisted on less than 10% on the over, the rest of the % from the under. (methinkest cronism, protect his big donors). the pres thought he could 'deliver' that, but alas, for him, not.

this is consistent with the whole scenario. for example, when the cyp parliament voted no, the pres and his party had to abstain or vote against what they had originally forced out of the ecb et al. they knew it would get out. had they not authored the proposal, they could have voted against it and cursed the ecb et al for being, well, monsters.

for one to say that ecb et al started with a % for the gauranteed under 100k crowd would be to say the ecb et al voluntarily decided to destroy the ecb et al credibility in one fell swoop. an unlikely scenario imo. more likely they thought the pres could deliver; in any event the world cb's have no choice to backstop the ecb et al.

even russia.


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:09 | 3358970 kaiserhoff
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Did Mel Brooks write this shit,  or wut?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 20:05 | 3359906 StychoKiller
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More like Joseph Heller ("Catch-22")

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 23:46 | 3360660 upWising
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How do you say CLUSTERFUCK in Greek?  

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 02:56 | 3360973 mkhs
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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:03 | 3358928 Ourrulersknowbest
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Lies ,lies and damn lies!!!!!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:04 | 3358932 thismarketisrigged
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this whole thing is a major disaster, there is no hope for cyprus. scary thing for europe is this is just the beggining, spain and italy are still majorily fucked as well and will face a similar problem down the road.


cant say i feel bad for the bankers though

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:10 | 3358982 knukles
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Don't forget the Froggies.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:15 | 3359003 machineh
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The French are the ones insisting the most vociferously that Cyprus is a 'special case.'

For obvious reasons.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:05 | 3358933 drink or die
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Word on the street is that Spain is airlifting in shipments of Spiderman beach towels to help renew confidence in the banks.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:15 | 3359002 Key-Rick
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+ 1 just for your handle.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:04 | 3358936 kito
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gosh those ratings companies are so dang prescient.........

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:05 | 3358938 chubbyjjfong
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Thanks S&P.. You bunch of fucking retarded cock suckers. As if anyone gives a flying fuck what you assholes say.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:15 | 3359001 Rathmullan
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Yeah, well at least S&P said something, and that while being sued by obama's hack pitbull at injustice". As oppossed to the obama ass lickin pos rating agency controlled by the senile whoracle of omaha that's named after a bible institute.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:05 | 3359276 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Good thing the SEC is protecting us from the opinion of Egan-Jones on this matter. They could have said something unharmonious and started a panic.

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