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Greek Exit Contagion Impossible to Predict, Zoellick Says in FT

May 31, 2012

A Greek exit from the euro region would hurt confidence in other sovereign euro assets, World Bank President Robert Zoellick wrote in the Financial Times.

Different views among ECB board members “raise doubts about its ability to respond fast, fully and forcefully,” Zoellick said. Euro-area leaders must be prepared to recapitalize banks, he wrote.

“Massive” ECB liquidity injections may not be enough, Zoellick wrote.

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