Parliament will vote on Thursday on how to implement tax hikes and spending cuts, which will cement the €12 billion handout needed to sustain Greece until September. The next chunk of cash will give the European Central Bank, EU and IMF officials time to work out a larger €110 bailout for Greece, which will be needed immediately. In question, is the role of private bondholders so the bailout money doesn't go directly towards principle or interest payments to creditors. According to reports, the IMF has forecast that Greece will have to pay out €131 billion in interest payments alone between 2009 and 2014. Regardless of Greece's success in implementing austerity measures and receiving a bailout, many experts think financial disaster is inevitable and that only means good things for gold. Tim Harvey, senior VP at ETF Securities, thinks Greece and the euro will see some stability but that it won't change things in the long term. "Each person in Greece owes €30,000 ... and Greece's main GDP earner is tourism and as of now there are no trains, no buses so where is the tax revenue going to come from?"
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