Greek Debt Higher Than Expected

Greece’s deficit for 2010 was a higher-than-expected 10.5 percent for 2010 surpassing the projected 9.4 percent shortfall by more than a full percentage point. The news sent Greek bond yields higher and drew fresh comments suggesting Greece will require further assistance to avoid insolvency.

“I don’t think that Greece will succeed in this consolidation strategy without any restructuring in the future, or perhaps also in the near future,” Lars Feld, a member of the German government’s council of economic advisers, told Bloomberg Television’s Nicole Itano in Frankfurt. “Greece should restructure sooner than later.”

Source: Bloomberg

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