No, no, that press conference won’t be held until AFTER it is complete. It’s now in progress, here’s how it works… start by infesting the globe with money that can only come into being when it’s backed by debt. Then add in a massive heaping of skanky derivatives and shaky debts, stir up the pot and begin creating one crisis after the other. Then step in like this:
IMF Gets $600 Billion Credit Line to Help in Financial Crises
By Sandrine Rastello
Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The International Monetary Fund said it will have access to a credit line of up to $600 billion to make loans during financial crises after contributing countries agreed to fold commitments into one pool.
The agreement, yet to be approved by the IMF board, adds as many as 13 members from the current 26 to the so-called New Arrangements to Borrow, including emerging nations China, Russia, Brazil and India, the IMF said in an e-mailed statement.
The decision “marks an important moment for multilateralism and the fund, which will help the IMF’s effectiveness in its response to crises,” Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in yesterday’s statement.
The deal goes beyond a pledge by leaders of the Group of 20 nations to contribute up to $500 billion to a credit arrangement that’s currently worth $54 billion, the IMF said. The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression prompted more nations to seek aid from the fund, created after World War II to help ensure the stability of the global monetary system.
The agreement, which merges existing commitments into one facility, makes it easier for the IMF to tap into its supplemental resources. The credit line will be “an effective tool of crisis management as a backstop for the international monetary system,” the IMF statement said.
While a general agreement on the NAB was reached at the G- 20 meeting in Pittsburgh in September, talks on the specifics stalled over divisions between some emerging and developed nations over voting rights relating to the credit facility.
Borrowed From Members
The IMF has estimated that its current credit line was insufficient when the financial crisis boosted demand for loans. It then started to borrow from individual members, such as Japan, to continue lending to countries in difficulty.
To ensure the institution would continue shoring up economies around the world, G-20 leaders in April pledged to add $500 billion to the IMF’s resources.
Some of these contributions were bilateral loans, while China agreed to participate by buying the first IMF notes. Some countries, like the U.S., made theirs directly to the NAB.
When the new credit-line agreement is activated, all the bilateral loans will fall into it, Andrew Tweedie, who heads the IMF Finance Department, said in a Nov. 20 interview. It won’t come into effect before next year, he said.
So, the IMF who comprise the world’s central bankers go the individual central bankers and get money… of course this is just for show and to confuse the world… they could just as easily just create their own IMF money, and I’m sure will, but instead they pretend that they are “borrowing” money from countries around the world. Well, were did that money come from? The same central bankers!
Then, they take the money at the IMF level and do this with it…
Serbia Gets 3 Billion Euros From IMF to Counter Global Crisis
By Aleksandra Nenadovic
March 25 (Bloomberg) -- Serbia and the International Monetary Fund agreed on a 3 billion-euro ($4.1 billion) bailout to help the country repair the damage to its economy by the global financial crisis, Economy Minister Mladjan Dinkic said.
The accord will last two years, he told reporters in Belgrade today.
Last year, Serbia opened a $516 million credit line with the IMF, joining countries including Hungary, Ukraine and Latvia in seeking outside help to cope with the effects of the crisis. Like other emerging markets, Serbia is grappling with a lack of credit and a plunging currency as the economy contracts for the first time in a decade.
Serbia is also hoping for additional commercial loans from the World Bank and the European Union that will be negotiated on March 27 in Vienna. Serbia already has received a $600 million aid package from the World Bank.
On March 24 central bank Governor Radovan Jelasic said Serbia’s economy may contract 2 percent this year. There is a “downside risk” to this forecast because the government doesn’t have enough funds to spur the economy through spending, he added.
Finance Ministry spokeswoman Kristina Radovic said on March 17 that Serbia didn’t draw any funds from the original credit signed in November.
BINGO! Ding, Ding… Johnny, we have a sucker on the line! And in this way Serbia now must conform to the conditions of the loan or they will be cut off. What did the central bankers do to “earn” this money? What and who gave them the right to mint money on the global stage and to indebt entire nations? I think you know the answer to that… they gave themselves the power to do so, no one would stop them as the politicians and the judges are bought off along the way.
And because all their “money” is debt, this is the end result…
Dubai Debt Delay Rattles Confidence in Gulf Borrowers
By Laura Cochrane and Tal Barak Harif
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Dubai shook investor confidence across the Persian Gulf after its proposal to delay debt payments risked triggering the biggest sovereign default since Argentina in 2001.
The cost of protecting government notes from Abu Dhabi to Bahrain rose, extending the steepest increase since February as Dubai World, with $59 billion of liabilities, sought a “standstill” agreement from creditors. Its debt includes $3.52 billion of bonds due Dec. 14 from property unit Nakheel PJSC. Dubai credit-default swaps climbed 90 basis points to 530 after yesterday increasing the most since they began trading in January, CMA Datavision prices showed.
“There is nothing investors dislike more than this kind of event,” said Norval Loftus, the head of convertible bonds and Islamic debt at Matrix Group Ltd. in London, which manages $2.5 billion of assets including Dubai credits. “The worst-case scenario will, of course, be involuntary restructuring on the Nakheel security that brings into question the entire nature of the sovereign support for various borrowers in the region.”
Dubai World’s assets range from stakes in Las Vegas casino company MGM Mirage to London-traded bank Standard Chartered Plc and luxury retailer Barneys New York through asset-management firm Istithmar PJSC. The Dubai government’s attempt to reschedule debt triggered declines in stocks worldwide that had been rebounding from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
“We understand the concerns of the market and the creditors in particular,” said Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al- Maktoum, who chairs the Supreme Fiscal Committee in charge of apportioning financial support to ailing companies, in the first statement to come out of the Dubai government since the announcement about debt rescheduling. “However, we have had to intervene because of the need to take decisive action to address its particular debt burden.”
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index of stocks had the biggest decline in four weeks, falling 2.2 percent, led by Russia and China. Europe’s Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index lost 3.3 percent in London, the biggest decline since April 20. South Africa’s rand and the Turkish lira weakened 2.1 percent against the dollar. Hungary’s forint lost 1.7 percent per euro. Credit-default swaps on Russia increased to 205 basis points from 192.
The MSCI World Index of 23 developed markets has risen 26 percent this year after banks worldwide recorded more than $1.7 trillion in writedowns and losses and governments committed about $12 trillion to shore up economies.
“The announcement was a shock,” said Beat Siegenthaler, chief emerging-market strategist at TD Securities Ltd. in London. “It is strongly affecting European markets.”
Dubai, ruled by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, borrowed $80 billion in a four-year construction boom to transform the economy into a regional tourism and financial hub. The emirate suffered the world’s steepest property slump in the global recession, with home prices dropping 50 percent from their 2008 peak, according to Deutsche Bank AG.
Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s cut the ratings on Dubai state companies yesterday, saying they may consider Dubai World’s plan to delay debt payments a default.
Gulf region default swaps jumped, with contracts linked to Bahrain adding 29 basis points today to 223.5, the biggest increase since Feb. 18. Contracts linked to Abu Dhabi added the most since February yesterday, climbing 36 basis points to 136.5 and were another 23 basis points higher at 159.5 today, according to London-based CMA. Qatar default swaps rose 13 basis points to 117, adding to yesterday’s 11 basis-point increase.
“Dubai is the most indicative of the huge global liquidity boom and now in the aftermath there will be further defaults to come in emerging markets and globally,” said Nick Chamie, head of emerging-market research at Toronto-based RBC Capital Markets.
Saudi Arabia default swaps climbed the most since February, adding 18 basis points to 108. The British Bankers’ Association asked the U.K. government to intervene with Saudi authorities over debts of at least $20 billion owed to as many as 100 banks by Saad Group and Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Co., two family holding companies based in the oil city of Al-Khobar, according to a letter dated Nov. 20.
Default swaps on Dubai World unit DP World Ltd., the Middle East’s biggest port operator, jumped by a record 181 basis points to 540.5 yesterday and were priced another 72 basis points higher today at 612, according to CMA data.
Manmade islands and gleaming new cities in the middle of the desert all devoid of people and real commerce. Of course the people who provided the financing deserve to lose their money and this will ripple around the globe, just one of several problems interrupting our markets (DOW futures are down more than 200 points this Thanksgiving even though the markets are closed). Amazing how news like this occurs when the U.S. markets are closed.
The people of the world need to wake up. Their futures and their natural resources are being robbed. There is a much, much better way, details coming soon. Meanwhile the Central bankers are already enacting their plan as they sing to Serbia, “Got you where I want you…”
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