Once their bond yields passed 7%, Greece lasted 13 days before requesting a bailout, Ireland 15...

|By:, SA News Editor

Once their bond yields passed 7%, Greece lasted 13 days before requesting a bailout, Ireland 15 days and Portugal 49 days, notes The Daily Telegraph. Italy's debt is far bigger, although its property portfolio alone would apparently cover its debts. However, "this can't be marshaled overnight - or without a political fight."