by Matthew Butler, IBTimes:
Billionaire financier George Soros has said that he is prepared to invest $1bn (£673m, €921m) in war-torn Ukraine if Western nations help create the necessary political conditions.
The Hungarian-born hedge fund magnate, speaking to Austrian newspaper Der Standard, also pegged the odds of Greece leaving the eurozone at a third. Last week he put it at 50:50.
Soros said: “The West can help Ukraine by increasing attractiveness for investors. A political risk insurance is necessary. This could take the form of mezzanine financing at EU interest rates — very close to zero.
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