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But if those foreigners were massively buying your domestic assets you wouldn't have a current account surplus.

It might be possible for Germany to create a 'Euro- Deutschmark' funding market, analogous to the London Euro-dollar funding market, but such a market might be prone to more volatility and gaming as it would be a much smaller market. And then BuBa would acquire the same obligation of lender of last resort wrt Euro-Deutschmarks as the Fed has towards Eurodollars and Germans could have a major hissy over that. And the gaming possibilities could make the 'mark' the subject of a double entendre joke amongst FX traders.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Nov 29th, 2013 at 10:32:16 AM EST
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