Coun­try’s lenders calm over Tsipras move

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Greek gov­ern­ment.” Once the ECB starts QE in Greece, it can buy 2-3 bil­lion eu­ros of bonds be­fore it hits a self-im­posed ceil­ing of own­ing no more than a third of a coun­try’s pa­per. The ECB bought Greek bonds un­der a pre­vi­ous, smaller pro­gram called Se­cu­ri­ties Mar­kets Pur­chases. Eurogroup Pres­i­dent Jeroen Di­js­sel­bloem urged Greece yesterday to hold elec­tions as soon as pos­si­ble to avoid de­lays in im­ple­ment­ing the coun­try’s third bailout pack­age. “I hope that they are as quick as pos­si­ble so that the least pos­si­ble amount of time is wasted,” he told jour­nal­ists in The Hague. “I think the in­ten­tion of Prime Min­is­ter Tsipras is to get a more sta­ble gov­ern­ment.” When asked whether the elec­tion would change the num­bers of the bailout deal, Thomas Wieser, the head of

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