This is the absolute wrong message for the EU and ECB to be sending ,when they will be facing crisis after crisis in the months ahead. Bond markets should be shrivering, as these new frontiers are openiing unknown, unknowns with the potential to dominoe into the global system. Trigering the much feared rise in interest rates around the world.
Whatever bailout funds Cyprus had expected it needed, is now sure to be much larger as every depositor with a heart beat will be looking to withdraw their funds as soon as possible. Some sources say the Russians have as much as $65 billion on deposit, that they could be wanting to pull out the moment the bank doors open.on Tuesday. This could therefore get much uglier.
Is it the beginning of the end for the whole EU experiment? It does not look promising.
March 22, 2013