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  • Greece's finance minister, Evangelos Venizelos, believes his country's dilemma about whether to pay the price and stay in the euro is a moment of destiny; but a Greek exit – "Grexit", as it is being called – would send shockwaves throughout the world economy.

    There's talk of an exit – but default would have catastrophic consequences

  • Grexit would be voluntary, but it might well be triggered by diminished willingness on the part of the Troika to bend the rules to allow it to continue to pay out the tranches under the Greek Troika program.

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  • "Grexit would effectively start with the urgent passage of a currency law through an emergency decree by the Greek government of the day," they added.

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  • "Grexit would likely take place in a context where Greece is no longer willing to make the minimum efforts necessary to be judged to be in compliance with the fiscal and structural reform demands of the Troika," the Citigroup observers said.

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  • "We think that the costs of Grexit to the rest of the euro area would be moderate, as we expect post-Grexit exit fear contagion would be contained by policy action,"

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  • Grexit to 50 per cent over the next year and a half.

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  • Belief that EMU fall-out from Greek exit - or "Grexit" in market slang - can be contained by firewalls and more fiscal austerity assumes that Greece is a special case, alone brought low by turpitude. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph


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  • Greek exit from the EU or euro.

    The Guardian, January 2015:

    Grexit is unthinkable,” said a second senior Brussels policymaker involved in the negotiations. “It would be extremely bad. Europe is about irreversibility. If you start doubting that, you start pricing in the risk of fragmentation and soon you have no monetary union. The only chance of Grexit is if Greece defaults on its payments. Morally, that would be saying they want to leave.” A default would trigger a run on the banks, capital flight and capital controls.

    March 4, 2015

  • Capital!

    January 1, 2015

  • Though Austerians refuse to accept it

    The voters of Greece may elect it.

    At long last they’re gagging

    On smug finger wagging

    And heading en masse for the Grexit.

    December 31, 2014

  • Dear qms, the world's corpus of Grexit limerick literature is, simply put, a bad gateway.

    December 30, 2014

  • The Greek euro exit is the speculated withdrawal of Greece from the Eurozone. This is known as Grexit, a slang term introduced in 2012 in world business trading. It is a portmanteau combining the wods Greek Euro Area exit. The term was introduced by Citigroup's Chief Analysts Willem H. Buiter and Ebrahim Rahbari on 6 February 2012. Wikipedia

    See also grexit.

    December 30, 2014