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Greece, The Baltic Dry, And... Oh My | ZeroHedge -
2012-02-03 15:34:59 GMT
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"Just when it seemed that nothing could possibly surprise about adverse Greek bank exposure, as these are beyond insolvent already relying on the ECB for day to day operations as is, here comes one more development, this time courtesy of the one index that has been in literal freefall in the past two months, and recently hit a 20+ year low - the Baltic Dry."
As a recent NYT article noted: “Basil Karatzas, the chief executive of Karatzas Marine Advisors, a ship brokerage and finance advisory firm in Manhattan, estimated that European banks hold about $500 billion in shipping loans on their books and face nearly $100 billion in losses to restructure them.”
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