Greece Examining Merger of State Lenders, Kathimerini Says

Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is looking at merging state-controlled Agricultural Bank of Greece, Hellenic Postbank SA and the Loans and Deposits Fund, Kathimerini reported, citing unidentified ministry sources.

Papaconstantinou raised the question of a merger during a meeting yesterday with members of parliament, the newspaper said, adding that no final decision has been made.

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