Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Roubini : The worst case scenario for Italy is inevitable.

"Italy primary balance is barely >0 while a 5% of GDP surplus needed just to prevent debt/GDP ratio to rise above 120%. Clearly unsustainable" says Dr Doom Nouriel Roubini via Twitter : "Italy is TBTF Too Big to Fail but it is also TBTS Too Big To Save , A Coercive debt restructuring , Maturity extension with Par Bond will become unavoidable soon " he added "With real rates at 4% & GDP growth at 0% (better than current data) Italy still needs a 5% of GDP primary surplus to stabilize debt at 120% " "As in Greece coercive "voluntary" debt restructuring (Par/Discount) in Italy would NOT trigger CDS based on ISDA definition of credit event" He explained

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