Russia may default on foreign debts

It's amazing that a nation that held currency reserves of over half a trillion dollars just a few months ago could be on the verge of default.

The Russian Association of Regional Banks has submitted a plan for rescheduling loans to the Russian government, the Nikkei newspaper said, citing an interview with Anatoly Aksakov, the head of the association. The group is already in talks with HSBC Holdings Plc and Deutsche Bank AG, the Nikkei reported.

That's $400 Billion in loans looking to be rescheduled. It's sure to disrupt the credit markets.

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that is strange

had to be not half a year ago they were flush in oil cash.

any idea how this happened? Is every institution playing games with the margin and derivatives, betting the farm?

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