- There is a silent run on European banks by large corporations. If these corporations do not trust Eurozone banks, should you? Obviously not! This is not going to end well for everyone. The Eurozone can go into a cataclysmic financial and monetary collapse at any moment. I believe the Eurozone leaders are preparing for a controlled default of Greece. The problem is that the world economy is too inter-connected and the ramifications are unpredictable! The contagion effect is difficult to contain. What is not apparent in this article is the fact that: capital is fleeing from countries deemed most likely to default! How long can the current state of affairs last? Not for long!
Lloyd’s of London Pulls Deposits From Banks on Debt Crisis
By Kevin Crowley and Jeff Black, http://www.bloomberg.com/
Lloyd’s of London, concerned European governments may be unable to support lenders in a worsening debt crisis, has pulled deposits in some peripheral economies as the European Central Bank provided dollars to one euro-area institution.
“There are a lot of banks who, because of the uncertainty around Europe, the market has stopped using to place deposits with,” Luke Savage, finance director of the world’s oldest insurance market, said today in a phone interview. “If you’re worried the government itself might be at risk, then you’re certainly worried the banks could be taken down with them.”
European banks and their regulators are trying to reassure investors and customers that lenders have enough capital to withstand a default by Greece and slowing economic growth caused by governments’ austerity measures. Siemens AG, European’s biggest engineering company, withdrew short-term deposits from Societe Generale SA, France’s second-largest bank, in July, a person with knowledge of the matter said yesterday.
Lloyd’s, which holds about a third of its 2.5 billion pounds ($3.9 billion) of central assets in cash, has stopped depositing money with some banks in Europe’s peripheral economies, Savage said, declining to name the countries or institutions.
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