Hysterie erfasst Forbes:
Ukraine Still Doesn't Have A Deal With Its Creditorsfortsetzung: http://www.forbes.com/sites/markadomanis/2015/05/13/ukraine-still-doesnt-have-a-deal-with-its-creditors/
Ukraine’s high-touted “$40 billion bailout” from the IMF was always a lot less than meets the eye. Much of the money had already been promised to Ukraine in an earlier lending operation, and the amount of genuinely new funding was rather modest. Even more importantly, roughly $15 billion of the $40 billion in “assistance” provided by the IMF was actually predicated on the successful outcome of negotiations with Ukraine’s creditors. That is to say that more than a third of the total bailout wasn’t money that the IMF gave Ukraine, it was money that the IMF assumed Ukraine would save by defaulting on its debts.
Now the IMF itself really own any of Ukraine’s sovereign debt nor does it have any authority over the people who do. The people who actually own Ukraine’s debt are (quite understandably!) not terribly enthusiastic about a process that seeks to massively reduce its value. In other words, there were never any guarantee that the IMF’s target of $15 billion in savings was going to be met and there was always the chance that negotiations between Ukraine and its creditors were going to turn ugly.
Well, according to stories from both Reuters and The Financial Times things are turning ugly. Quite spectacularly ugly, in fact.