As a part of bail-out deal for Greece, private investors will be asked to accept 53.5% haircut on Greek bonds. "We believe the news could be slightly positive. Market was pricing in higher haircut and so did Komercni Banka, which provisioned 75% haircut on Greek bonds last year. Depending on further development, it may limit additional provision of the Greek debt portfolio," Securities said.
Eurozone leaders reached an agreement early Tuesday to hand Greece euro130 billion ($170 billion) in additional bailout loans to save it from a potentially disastrous default next month. The deal is expected to bring Greece's debt down to 120.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2020 — that's around the maximum that the International Monetary Fund and the eurozone consider sustainable.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg who also chairs the meetings of Eurozone finance ministers, said Greece's private investors — mostly banks and investment funds — have been asked to take a face value loss of 53.5 percent on their bonds.
The eurozone countries will cut the interest that Greece has to pay for its first package of bailout loans to 1.5 percentage points over market rates from between 2 percentage points to 3 percentage points currently, cutting both its debt load and limiting the need for new rescue loans.
On top of that, the European Central Bank and the national central banks in the 17 member countries will also forego profits on their Greek debt holdings, again reducing the costs for Greece.