As the Greek financial situation continues to deteriorate, their legislature on April 20 issued a new decree that forces all banks in the EU country to deposit all non-used cash into the central bank to both strengthen the primary lender of last resort, and to provide a means for Greece to leverage additional capital to issue more debt.
Greece issued a legislative act on Monday requiring public sector entities to transfer idle cash reserves to the country’s central bank, as part of efforts to deal with a cash squeeze. Greece has been tapping into the cash reserves of pension funds and public sector entities through repo transactions as it scrambles to cover its funding needs.
Monday’s act excludes pension funds and some state-owned firms. Cash reserves that are needed by these bodies for their immediate payment needs are also excluded from the regulation. –Reuters via Zerohedge