IMF’s man is coining it in Greece

IT’S an interesting way to pay one’s debts. A protester in Greece was detained yesterday for throwing a fistful of coins at an International Monetary Fund representative as he walked into a meeting with the finance ministry in Athens.

Poul Thomsen, part of the IMF’s delegation in Greece’s troika of creditors, managed to avoid the barrage. No word on whether the denomination was euro or drachma.

The man was perhaps taking a leaf out of the Samsung debt playbook, who according to a (sadly later proven apocryphal) news story last year settled a $1bn legal dispute with fellow telecoms giant Apple using wheelbarrows full of nickels.