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  • A primarily national approach to post-Covid bad debt has cut adrift states such as Greece and Portugal, making future banking crises more likely.
  • Distressed buyers could face a labour of Hercules in establishing projected recoveries for Greece’s new NPL securitization scheme.
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  • The Greek banks’ bad debt reduction targets look eye-wateringly ambitious for a country that is only just getting to grips with a coordinated strategy to deal with the issue.
  • Investors keep powder dry for Greece and Cyprus; EBRD tempts global investors with co-investment.
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