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The Next Cyprus?

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In the seven days since Slovenia's new government has been in power, their 10Y bond has seen its yield explode over 120bps as the investing world searches for the next 'Cyprus'-like land-mine. Of course, the Slovenian leaders are proudly denying it all, "Slovenia won't need aid, we can do this on our own," but with the nation needing EUR3 billion in bailout funding and the previous government proposing a 'bad-bank' style breakup, one can only imagine the capital outflows that are viciously circling this nation's financial system (given the relative size of their large 'uninsured' depositor base as shown here - SI). How will they solve the problem? By tapping international bond markets of course, "depending on market sentiment."



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Wed, 03/27/2013 - 09:59 | 3381003 Edward Fiatski
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Today is a bad day to quit drinking.


Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:01 | 3381005 maxmad
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I'll take Slovenia for 300 Bernnake dollars..

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:02 | 3381017 toys for tits
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First they came for the bankers, but I said nothing ... because I was too busy laughing my ass off.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:06 | 3381030 SafelyGraze
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ot --

in yet more surveillance-style targeted advertising, the zh ads are not only asking whether I want to date more ukrainians, but now are asking me about my taste for columbians

damned rfid tags

they know everywhere you go nowdays



Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:44 | 3381266 Going Loco
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That's funny, I don't get those sort of ads. I keep getting some shill trying to persuade me to buy these queer round shiny things for ridiculously high prices. I mean GBP257 for a tiny round shiny thing? Why would anyone think I might be interested in a scam like that?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:16 | 3381626 TPTB_r_TBTF
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A lot of people like to buy shiny-plated tungsten. You are not alone.



Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:51 | 3381284 matrix2012
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i hv no such issue with the minimalist browser: SRWare Iron - http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php


try to tweak your HOSTS file if the problem is persistence

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 23:11 | 3384186 StychoKiller
Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:49 | 3381507 Kirk2NCC1701
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Try using Tor browser or use VPN SW.
Also, use a cheap, basic laptop purely for surfing, and keep the real data on another PC that will NEVER be connected to the internet. USB and SD storage is now so massive that you can port data from one to the other.

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 01:44 | 3384377 MeelionDollerBogus
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If you’re going that far you could just boot from a USB stick & reboot when you plug the hard disk back in & use the regular OS. Or in Linux you could unmount / not mount the hard drive while booting from the USB drive.

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 01:44 | 3384375 MeelionDollerBogus
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You’re smart enough to invest but not smart enough to use firefox with adblock & noscript? Really?

I don’t see ads. Ever.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:47 | 3381503 deKevelioc
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Big spender.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:02 | 3381010 machineh
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Domino theory, bItCheZ!

There's never just five cockroaches.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:02 | 3381016 McMolotov
Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:32 | 3381215 scatterbrains
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sheet Bear Grillz couldn't even think that fast.  Give that sand nig...  guy a tv series.

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 01:44 | 3384378 MeelionDollerBogus
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Bread helmets for the muthafuckin win!

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:01 | 3381008 Super Broccoli
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Slovenia ? who on earth placed money there ? italian mobsters?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:05 | 3381027 Mister Ponzi
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Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:12 | 3381364 Muddy1
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Please make up your mind, Tyler.  A few moments ago I read the next to go is Luxemborg, now you are saying Slovenia.  Oh, wait, first luxemborg, then Slovenia.  How silly of me not to clearly see the race to the bottom.  Sorry, I'll do better next time.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 16:29 | 3382875 e-recep
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rule of thumb : the smaller states will fall first.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 23:13 | 3384188 StychoKiller
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Lichtenstein is pretty small (or did you mean measured in Euroz?)

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 09:36 | 3385043 e-recep
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population wise. there can be deviations though. who is next? malta? portugal? slovenia? ireland? lickmystein? singapore? hong kong? i dunno.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:19 | 3381640 Kirk2NCC1701
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Mostly older people, civil servants, tax evaders and criminals from former Yugoslavia use Slovenian banks. The rest use local branches of Austrian banks.

Since bloody FATCA, the banks in all these countries have become 'impossible' to deal with. Not just for Americans, but others also.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:12 | 3381062 HulkHogan
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Didn't you hear, the real estate is great in Ptuj, Trzic, Krsko, Cmomej, Ajdovscina and all the other unpronounceable city's in that country?

Why does anyone care if a country with less GDP than Disney World goes bankrupt?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:42 | 3381194 Gief Gold Plox
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Lol. Go to Google Earth find the places you've named and compare that to a city. Any city.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:58 | 3381307 sangell
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Slovenia has an English language newspaper on line. I went to its website a couple of days ago to see what was going on. They had a tourism ad on the page where they interviewed a former finance minister of Slovenia. I felt bad for the country as their showcase attractions seemed to consist of a cave, a not spectacular lake and a moth eaten 'castle' no rock star or billionaire would ever want to buy.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:43 | 3381477 Ratscam
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nice, tall ladies though

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:55 | 3381536 Kirk2NCC1701
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One of them married Trump, who has a thing for German-Slavic women.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:02 | 3381011 eclectic syncretist
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Open the motherfucking banks bitchez!

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:05 | 3381026 espirit
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Mother Nature says the Laws of Gravity can't be broken...

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:03 | 3381020 blabam
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It's all bullish! 

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:03 | 3381021 FLUSA.com
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ECB and IMF playing wack-a-mole with these problematic countries popping up....they better get the big mallets ready for Spain and France

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:06 | 3381028 surfsup
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How come no ZH comments on this:  http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-03/casualties-drone-war-in...



The leaders of the so-called BRICS nations -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are set to approve the establishment of a new development bank during an annual summit that starts today in the eastern South African city of Durban, officials from all five nations say. They will also discuss pooling foreign-currency reserves to ward off balance of payments or currency crises. "

“The deepest rationale for the BRICS is almost certainly the creation of new Bretton Woods-type institutions that are inclined toward the developing world,” Martyn Davies, chief executive officer of Johannesburg-based Frontier Advisory, which provides research on emerging markets, said in a phone interview. “There’s a shift in power from the traditional to the emerging world. There is a lot of geo-political concern about this shift in the western world.”


Thu, 03/28/2013 - 01:46 | 3384379 MeelionDollerBogus
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BRICS Nations Plan New Bank to Bypass World Bank, IMF

By Mike Cohen & Ilya Arkhipov - Mar 26, 2013 9:36 AM ET  

The leaders of the so-called BRICS nations -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are set to approve the establishment of a new development bank during an annual summit that starts today in the eastern South African city of Durban.



Cough, cough, WMD’s, al Qaeda-in-Brazil, cough, cough

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:06 | 3381032 pashley1411
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They need another slug of Bernanke Balm.

I saw this on a video game once.   Seriously.   You get to a level where the aliens just keep coming, too fast and too furious. 

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:06 | 3381034 hugovanderbubble
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Next Cyprus is PORTUGAL , period.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:06 | 3381035 Silver Garbage Man
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I've never once doubted my faith in physical silver, and every day I am more sure it is the best way to go. I would be terrified to hold my life's savings in any paper.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:06 | 3381036 hugovanderbubble
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Then Latvia and Hungary



Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:08 | 3381044 Edward Fiatski
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Ooh! Ooh! Don't forget Italy!

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:09 | 3381046 Edward Fiatski
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And France... No.. Wait France has only poor people.

UK then! £25 bln capital shortfall in banks, most of it in the 83% State-owned RBC.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:10 | 3381051 Edward Fiatski
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DoucheBank with it's 50x leverage as well - don't you forget that.

Hope you're not saddened, if I didn't mention your country/farm.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:18 | 3381387 NoClueSneaker
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DoucheBank HAD an 50X leverage . The stock lost 10% in 3 days.

The risk of bankrupcy WAS 38,5% . ( Champ is Unicredit, Douches must improve ).

But, Jens Weidmann will bail them out . He has 900 Bn. € in PIIGS Bonds wich everyone want to have so desperately.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:43 | 3381261 Boondocker
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Just confiscate the City of London....

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:48 | 3381278 Going Loco
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You mean you actually want all those banksters? Thank God. I thought we'd never get rid of them.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:19 | 3381389 bichat
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I remember watching a program about Greece ... it was around their 1st bailout

They said it will happen in that order

Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France...and then Germany

The big question is what is Germany without its partners? Nothing

Never forget that France is Germany's main trading partner

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:09 | 3381041 timbo_em
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With NPL at a record high of roughly 20 percent of GDP and a socialist government in power, that surge seems reasonable. Troika coming to town! Looking forward to the new one-off measure.

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 01:46 | 3384380 MeelionDollerBogus
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Troika to claw back / claw out any money they can?

 No longer in season but…

Better not save,

Better not try,

Better not bank, I’m tellin you why….

Troika-claws is comin’ to town!


Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:09 | 3381047 NoWayJose
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We won't need aid, we can do this on our own...  same words spoken by the Cypriot Central Bank in January...  And Spain's Bankia in 2012...  and Ben Bernanke for years....

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:27 | 3381420 Urban Redneck
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"We won't need aid, we can do this on our own..." ONLY IF THEY EXCISE THAT CANCEROUS TUMOR ON THEIR BACKS THAT IS THE EURO, before Dr. Frankenfreak and his Brussels Bitchez arrive in town to do their medieval version of "surgery"...

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