Worries rise over risks of IMF lending to Europe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The prospect of European heavyweight economies like Italy or Spain turning to the IMF for emergency rescue loans is worrying some nations that fear they could suffer losses on the funds they have extended to the IMF.
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With President Barack Obama facing a tough battle for re election in November, the White House is not keen to appear as Europe savior, and the administration message to Europe has consistently been: Put more of your own money on the line.
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canada goose black friday sale European leaders agreed at a summit on Friday to provide 150 billion euros ($200.48 billion) in bilateral loans to the IMF to tackle the crisis, with another 50 billion euros ($66.83 billion) coming from non European countries.
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buy canada goose jacket cheap When it comes to additional resources to battle the euro zone debt crisis, the United States prefers the second option, which would put most of the risk on Europe and none on the United States. The Obama administration has argued for months that Europe needs to put more capital on the line.
canada goose clearance sale key point is that official funding must also bear losses if necessary, Rajan wrote in a recent column. if support is channeled through the IMF, the fund will need a guarantee from the euro zone that it will be indemnified in case of a (debt) restructuring.
Mario Blejer, a former Argentine central bank governor, argues that Europe should take care of its uk canada goose own and bear the full risk of any default.
Canada Goose Parka IMF seniority is an unwritten principle, sustained in a delicate equilibrium, and high volume lending is testing the limit, Blejer and Eduardo Levy Yeyati, a buy canada goose jacket senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote recently.
this perspective, the proposal to use the IMF as a conduit for ECB resources thereby circumventing restrictions imposed by European Union treaties while providing the ECB with preferred creditor status, would exacerbate the Fund exposure to risky borrowers, Blejer and Yeyati said.