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- THE TREASURY: POSITION RE LEHMAN IS NOT AS CREDITOR BUT AS DEBTOR

Press release N° 162 of 10/10/2008

It is sad that a finance minister - even if it is a shadow minister - can get confused between credits and debts. As the Treasury has already made clear a number of times, the Treasury's standing vis-a-vis Lehman Brothers is not as a creditor but as a debtor. If you are owed money by someone who goes bankrupt, you lose; if you're not, you don't. We do not think that spreading false information is in the public interest. We sincerely hope that the opposition will adopt a more responsible position.

Rome 10/10/2008
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