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Dallara Says Greek Euro Exit May Exceeed 1 Trillion Euros – Bloomberg

The cost of Greece exiting the euro would be unmanageable and probably exceed the 1 trillion euros ($1.25 trillion) previously estimated by the Institute of International Finance, the group’s managing director said. The Washington-based IIF’s projection from earlier this year is “a bit dated now” and “probably on the low side,” Charles Dallara said in…

The slow-motion run on Greece’s banks | Brussels blog | News on the European Union from the Financial Times – FT.com

Jitters over whether Greece will be forced out of the euro have turned the focus of policymakers in recent days on whether Greece is on the precipice of a bank run… … a full-scale bank run would force the European Central Bank and eurozone lenders to either pump in more money – without a new…

Bernanke’s Garbage Conomic Models Mistook Housing Bust for Dot-Com Bubble

by Peter Orszag “In a speech last month about the financial crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke trenchantly noted that the initial losses from the dot-com bust were about the same size as those from the housing meltdown — yet the two episodes had very different economic consequences. What Bernanke didn’t say was that…

FT Alphaville » Fed seeks to break up long-standing US bank lovefest

Earlier this year the Fed proposed new rules that would limit banks’ exposure to each other even more than the Dodd-Frank reforms, coming into force next year, already demand. The banks went away to think about it, and it’s safe to say they have some concerns. Goldman Sachs, in fact, has sent the Fed 20 pages-worth of its concerns…