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Europe "Welcomes" The Spanish Bailout

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One just can't come up with better wording if one tried. From Bloomberg:

  • EUROGROUP WELCOMES SPANISH REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
  • EUROGROUP SAYS CYPRIOT RESCUE IS `WARRANTED AT THIS STAGE'
  • EUROGROUP SAYS SPAIN BANK NEEDS ESTIMATE AT EU51B TO EU62B
  • EUROGROUP SEEKS `AMBITIOUS MEASURES' FROM CYPRUS ON BANKS

And a little change in the original plans:

  • EUROGROUP SAYS SPAIN TO REQUEST TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM IMF

Now Europe is looking to welcome other broke countries for which Germany will pay.

 


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Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:21 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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What the hell is "technical assistance"? Is that anything like kinetic action?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment SHEEPFUKKER
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For "technical assistance", press 1

For ZIRP, press 2

For NIRP, press 3

For all other queries, please press 0 or stay on the line and the next available bankster will be with you momentarily

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:31 | Link to Comment veyron
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In real terms isnt ZIRP really NIRP in disguise?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment SHEEPFUKKER
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NIRP is ZIRP's drunk uncle

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:37 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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It's got a more twang to the name.....it also has electrolytes.

 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:39 | Link to Comment Gavrikon
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Which plants crave.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:27 | Link to Comment Jack Napier
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NIRP is not ZIRP, but ZIRP is almost always NRIRP.

Negative means less than zero in nominal terms.

Negative Real IRP means it could be anything, but that the interest rate minus the inflation rate is less than zero.

Anytime inflation is greater than interest rates you are losing wealth by holding currency and bonds, so metals get the nod. This has been the case for a while now, and will continue to be.

Keep stacking.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment BandGap
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That would be how to turn on the printer.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:31 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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IMF Technical Assistance...

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:35 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Bonds.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment Agent P
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I think they found those in Stauss-Kahn's desk after he left, right next to the ball gag and riding crop.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Nah, LaGarde has her own

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:06 | Link to Comment who-is-john-galt
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Genius!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Agent P
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"Technically speaking, yes, we did receive assistance, but I want to stress that everything is fine and we did not need a bailout."

 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:33 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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"technical assistance"

How do you counsel regarding bankruptcy at this level? What would you call that? 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:49 | Link to Comment HardlyZero
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To get the money, how do we...

1. "Kiss the Ring"...which finger ?  How many times ?  With tongue ?

2. "Kiss the Ass"....same as above...or any other technical manuevers.

3. "Bend Over" ...what is the best position for EZ entry ? and extraction of funds ? 

All very technical questions with 'right' and 'wrong' approaches for the virgin or initiate prostration.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment battle axe
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"technical assistance" translation: Please, oh please, bail my broke ass out. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:22 | Link to Comment Jason T
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OT..somewhat: http://www.larouchepub.com/pr_lar/2012/120626_geithner_bernanke_megabail...

Capitol Hill sources have confirmed that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke are demanding that Congress prepare emergency legislation for yet another hyperinflationary bailout of the hopelessly bankrupt trans-Atlantic financial system. For the past week, the two men have been meeting secretly with leading Congressional Democrats and Republicans, demanding that they draft new legislation to bail out the banks on an even larger scale than after the 2008 collapse.

According to several Congressional sources, Geithner and Bernanke have pledged that they will do everything in their power to flood European banks with bailout funds through the Federal Reserve, but they candidly admit that it may be impossible, and that Congressional action may be required. If the crisis hits, they warn, there must be legislation already prepared, because the speed and magnitude of the crisis may require extraordinary intervention to "save the system."

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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financial terrorists, plain and simple.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:32 | Link to Comment Chump
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Doesn't matter.  It will come far too quickly, and these assholes don't even realize that continuing to print will exacerbate the crisis this time around.  I'm looking forward to it, in a sadomasochistic sorta way.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:22 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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I welcome with open arms my alien overlords.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:07 | Link to Comment Mentaliusanything
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Please Sir, May I have some more.

 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:22 | Link to Comment 101 years and c...
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remember when there was capitalism and failures were frowned upon. now, they're celebrated. even if there is no money to pay for it. welcome spain into the "you're fucked club". enjoy the riots!!!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment Abraxas
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I've been around for a few decades and I don't remember when failures were frowned upon. Ever!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:00 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Exactly, bad behavior has been rewarded for quite some time now.

Anyone actually remember when the management and share holders had to pay back the creditors when a private company failed?  Nowadays, they simply buy a politician and get a bailout from the taxpayer.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment ZippyBananaPants
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I would welcome a bailout too!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment Hype Alert
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Indentured servants are always welcome.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Cursive
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51B - 62B?  LOL.  Try 10 times that.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Azannoth
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leverage .. ?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment BandGap
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No stated time frame, just like Greece. Take the money in manageable chunks, head back when you need more.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment xtop23
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Agreed. Bye bye ECB.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:25 | Link to Comment BandGap
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Is there a sign up sheet for this free money bonanza? And, WTF, IMF = US taxpayers, because we're there when it matters? How about taking care of the folks at home, assholes?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment TheDarkKnight
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51 billion? Sure, because it sounds so much better than "We need 51 billion every 3 months til infinity"

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:38 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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I fear even that wouldn't do it, after not very long at all.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:17 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Is this a weekly loan

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Will the ring kissing be televised ?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Nop, inner circle only.

If you're not invited yet... that means your the one who will have to pay for it.

 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Abraxas
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Call me paranoid, but I'm starting to think that we are witnessing a well rehersed show, as opposed to a developing crisis.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment BBullionaire
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In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 15:15 | Link to Comment Iwanttoknow
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Both to ABRAXSAS and BB,

I had the same nagging suspicion since 2007.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Central Wanker
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This is not funny!

Yet, why am I laughing?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment BandGap
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Welcome to bizarro.....again. Crazy people laugh at shit all the time, obviously you have been driven insane by this crazy cash give-away!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:38 | Link to Comment machineh
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It's TEOTWAWKI ... and I feel fine!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment AccreditedEYE
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The more the market goes up on words and fluff, the more complacency will be injected into the summit killing off hopes of any meaningful policy change. Stupid algos continue to NOT learn that you can't put the cart before the horse.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:39 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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They put the chart before the horse and fool him into drinking.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment SmoothCoolSmoke
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Is this what popped the SP 7 pts in 9 minutes @ 10:03?   WTF?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment RobotTrader
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King World News dead wrong again.

 

Housing is recovering, housing stocks like LEN soaring to 3-year highs

Meanwhile there is no inflation, the consumer is booming, and gold and silver remain in the tank.

 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Wow, outright lies now?

Weren't you banned?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment Cleverbot
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Yes, of course. I'm sorry I am always so happy to talk with you.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment WineSorbet
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Actually, as much as it pains me to say it, Robo is right.  Every where I look, restaurants are packed, stores are packed, I see new BMWs, Audis and Mercedes everywhere.  Hell even high tech companies are hiring like mad.  And real estate, come to NYC.  No problems here.  There may be an underclass growing but there is plenty above them to keep this beast sailing along.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:57 | Link to Comment Vincent Vega
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Have's vs Have-not's? Shrinking middle class?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Chump
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Actually, Robo is wrong, and so are you.  Housing has not even "recovered" to 1981 levels.  Unemployment is increasing, despite the game-playing and "positive" effect of people rolling off long-term benefits.  "High-tech" companies are hiring like mad?  Like who?  Like how many positions?  Like how many are filled by H-1B visa holders?  Does this alleviate the pressure when tens of thousands of people apply for a hundred openings turning widgets at one of the few remaining manufactoring companies in America?  How does this mesh with record levels of food stamps recipients every fucking month?

Wow, real estate in NYC is strong and some housing sector stock that Robo hindsight traded for an eleventy billion dollar profit is up today.  Holy shit, we're saved.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Poetic injustice
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"there is no inflation"

This is really anecdotical, in mom's basement there is no inflation because food magically appears in refrigerator.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Txo
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51-62 bln my ass.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment GolfHatesMe
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Is that Per Bank?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment machineh
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Errr, it's 'per depositor,' after only a handful are left. :-(

Like the joke about the agricultural extension agent in an urban county who laments, 'My farmer just died.'

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment urbanelf
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Per branch.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment e-recep
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yes, but who is going to rescue the rescuers?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:33 | Link to Comment DavidC
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Erm, I am right in saying that it hasn't actually been GIVEN yet, aren't I?

DavidC

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment machineh
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Dude, they haven't even raised the funds yet.

We're talkin' about multi-billions of VAPORWARE!

Soon to be multi-trillions, since vaporware can be produced instantly at zero cost.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:33 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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So Spain is requesting 25%-50% of what they need, and the money is to come from the EFSF?

Where is the EFSF getting the money from? Mars or the money tree?

Wow if they can double down on this brilliance the dow will hit 20k.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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Unlike the ESM, which hasn't been approved by various Parliaments yet, the EFSF did get approved and has some remnant money.  Probably about that much.  THAT is why so little is being stated as needed.

The real maneuver is Greece again.  The hospitalizations let them avoid audit this week, perhaps helping markets everywhere for their June 30 quarterly/1st half results.  Next week will be a killer when their failures become clear.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment magpie
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Oh noes proud Spain, don't accept teh moneyz, it's a trap !

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:38 | Link to Comment timbo_em
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So the lying bastard Jean Claude Jucnker doesn't even do his own calculations or hires someone for this job. He just takes whatever Wyman/Berger and the Spanish government made up and that's it. This is outrageous.

They aren't even trying to fix this whole thing, are they?!

edit: pari passu my ass!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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"They aren't even trying to fix this whole thing, are they?!"

When folks get it that they can't fix it, a deep peace will set in. They will lie until supply chains fail.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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"SPAIN TO REQUEST TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM IMF" ?

Parachute in a technocrat as Spain's PM

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Bastiat009
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All that money sitting in the coffers of the rescuers is fantastically impressive. And why wasn't it used yesterday to rescue the people living with less than $1 a day? Is it because they don't threaten to destroy the global financial system or simply because they don't know the right people? Either way, lock the bastards that get bailed out for failing. A system that rewards failure will always spawn failure. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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Imagine this scene for a moment.

Could you forsee a room of delegates from any of the biggest banking institutions.  Say 100 of the top, very top of the tree execs, full of posture and bravado, with the whole of the world(read MSM) present and correct.

Now imagine they roll in the audience.  200 very pissed off, very clued up ZHers?  And all we have are cricket bats, and baseball bats.

Now just imagine, hear me out dissenters, that some fucker locks the doors.

Now please ellaborate my good friends.  Who wins??

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:32 | Link to Comment Jack Napier
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Casey Jones and the Furies would wreck those suckas.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:06 | Link to Comment sessinpo
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And this is prebailout

Spain (gov) has $36 B budget deficit through May, just 5 months. It doesn't include regional gov debt. Taxes going up, over 400 prescriptions planned to be dropped. If approved this measure, the state will cease to provide 60% of these medications as usual and the citizen has to bear the full amount.

But of course we'll just hear about the bank bailout (which I wish wouldn't occur), but probably will.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:16 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Ihrer Willkommen and come back soon for more.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:19 | Link to Comment Gavrikon
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You should have said "you're" instead of "your" in google translate.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:25 | Link to Comment sessinpo
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Vielen Dank, dass sie lady

LOL. Just kidding.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment Eurodollar
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I welcome cheap Spanish villas with infinity pools and a nice sea view. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Jack Napier
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Surprise surprise! Have a special drawing right.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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IMFquisition comes to Spain.

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