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FYI==What’s Keeping Italy’s Government Debt from Blowing Up?

Posted by Richard640 @ 19:38 on August 12, 2017  

All avenues of reasonable investment choices will close, as they have been doing. There is nowhere to put your money, except gold.

But then: who’s buying it?

The answer, in the case of Italy, is the ECB and its Italian branch office, the Bank of Italy, where Italian bank deposits rose by €22 billion in June and €50 billion since the start of 2017. The ECB “overbought” Italian government debt in July with purchases of €9.6 billion — its highest monthly quota since quantitative easing began.

A report published in May by Astellon Capital revealed that since 2008, 88% of Italy’s government debt net issuance was acquired by the ECB and Italian Banks. At current government debt net issuance rates and announced QE levels, the ECB will have been responsible for financing 100% of Italy’s deficits from 2014 to 2019. That was before taking into account the current sell-down of Italian bonds by Italian banks.

What’s Keeping Italy’s Government Debt from Blowing Up?

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