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Thread #114937   Message #2461097
Posted By: GUEST,heric
09-Oct-08 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: So it has come to this - Iceland
Subject: RE: BS: So it has come to this - Iceland
>a handful of Icelandic banks, expanding aggressively, have ended up with liabilities more than eight times the national GDP. <


>Now the krona is plummeting, loans are ballooning<

Also extraordinary. Banks so "rich" would easily own the government, I guess, allowing them to invent and use a contract like that against the entire population. It's strange that they are not instantly nationalized (along with all utilities and other crucial industries.) Is the government that weak?