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Fairfax Financial Chairman and CEO Prem Watsa speaks at the company's annual general meeting in Toronto on Thursday April 11, 2013.
Fairfax Financial Chairman and CEO Prem Watsa speaks at the company's annual general meeting in Toronto on Thursday April 11, 2013.
(Frank Gunn/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Just who would buy BlackBerry debt?

Would you buy a BlackBerry Ltd. bond, taking the risk that the company won’t be there to repay you in three or five or 10 years?

Just who exactly would be willing to strap on that trade is the chief question facing the banks who are being asked to lend money to Fairfax Financial Holdings and its “consortium” of unknowns in their attempt to maybe buy BlackBerry Ltd.