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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:00 AM EDT

(4:00 PM London) (5:00 PM Paris) (6:00 PM Athens)

Duration: 1 hour including Q&A session

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Webinar Overview

Fears that defaults will cripple the global economy continue to grow, especially as Asian stocks fall on European debt, and the U.S. strives to cope with the limits of its debt ceiling.  The need for a comprehensive solution starting in Europe is imperative.

Yet, the dramatic sell-off in Spanish and Italian bonds has heralded the opening of a dangerous new chapter in Europe’s sovereign debt crisis. These countries dwarf Greece, Portugal, and Ireland, which are currently on Euro-IMF life support. Europe’s leaders have struggled to put together a new deal for Greece, and the concept of private sector involvement is troubling markets.

The presentation addresses a number of key questions:

  • What are the policy options in the face of Greece’s public finance problems?
  • Is there any light at the end of the tunnel for the economy?
  • Are Spain and Italy different from the other peripherals? Are they too big to fail, but too big to bail?
  • Can the ECB save the day?
  • Are we heading for a dramatic ending?



Nick Kounis

Nick Kounis

Head of Macro Research
Group Economics


Nick is responsible for the bank's analysis of the global economic outlook and the implications for interest rates and exchange rates. The group’s analysis is used by a wide range of clients, including a broad spectrum of investors and corporates, as well as the risk and asset and liability management within the bank.

Nick has published on a wide range of areas, including the impact of commodity prices on the global economy, the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, global economic and financial imbalances and monetary policy.

He frequently gives presentations for participants in the financial markets as well as in industry and appears regularly in the financial media, including the

Financial Times, Bloomberg and Reuters. Nick was previously Chief European Economist in the Merchant Banking business of Fortis, providing research for institutional investors and large corporates on the European economy and the ECB’s monetary policy.

Before becoming a bank economist, he worked at HM Treasury in London (the UK ministry of finance), advising ministers on the international economy, including sovereign debt problems and IMF programmes. He also advised on macroeconomic policy and the fiscal framework. Nick holds degrees in economics and finance, most recently from Durham University in the UK.



The event will be accessible through the internet on Please register ten minutes before the scheduled event time or you can preregister now for faster access at the event time. There will be a live slides and audio presentation followed by a Q&A session. The whole event will not exceed one hour. 


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This webinar is organized by Capital Link, a New York-based Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm.  

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A transcript of the panel discussion will be publicly available at no cost within approximately 48 hours after the event.  Those interested can request it when they register for the event or afterwards through the event page as indicated.



Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link 



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CL LogoWith its headquarters in New York and presence in London and Athens, Capital Link has been active since 1995 in the fields of Investor Relations, Financial Communications and Strategic Advisory. Its activities focus mainly on three areas: 1) Linking companies -including several listed on the Athens Exchange- with strategic and institutional investors, bankers, analysts, and the financial media in Europe and the United States, 2) Closed-End Funds and ETFs, and 3) Listed Shipping Companies on European and U.S. Exchanges.

Capital Link`s programs combine IR, IT and financial media in one comprehensive package enabling Companies to maximize their penetration and recognition in the global investment community. Capital Link also works with Stock Exchanges and Governmental Organizations and has arranged presentations to U.S. investors for the Ministers of Economy / Finance of Bulgaria, France, Greece and Portugal. It also organizes annually in New York, London and Athens a series of Investment Forums focusing on its main activity fields (, as well as a series of Webinars on topics of contemporary interest. Capital Link`s Webinars are for educational purposes only. 


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