Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greece: ECB Freezes Level of Emergency Loans

by Bill McBride on 6/28/2015 11:00:00 AM

Some comments from analysts at the Financial Times Alphaville: Greece: bank analysts and eurowatchers on what to expect on Monday

The analysts make good point on Greek banks, and also on the odds of the Greeks voting for more austerity, an excerpt:

"according to recent polls there may be a majority in the Greek population supporting the creditor-proposed package. Hence if the vote was a ‘yes’ then the creditor side will likely work hard at keeping Greece within the Eurozone. We may thus not see full-blown risk off sentiment tomorrow as there is still a fair chance of Grexit being avoided in the end."
However no analyst mentions that the austerity program failed miserably (see: Did Germany Fulfill their Promises? Did Austerity in Greece Deliver?). The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing (austerity) and expecting different results.  More austerity means more depression.  Europe has been Schauble'd!

And from the WSJ: ECB to Keep Level of Emergency Loans for Greek Banks Unchanged
The European Central Bank said Sunday it will freeze for now the level of emergency loans for Greek banks at Friday’s level, a step that could push the country closer to having to impose capital controls to halt a deposit flight that appeared to have accelerated over the weekend.
And from the NY Times: European Central Bank Limits Aid to Greek Banks Amid Debt Crisis