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Currency Traders Face Shortened Weekend as Greek Vote Looms

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Greece’s referendum on Sunday means a short weekend for foreign-exchange analysts and traders, some of whom will rush to their desks even before the official opening for currency trading at 5 a.m. Sydney time on Monday.

Voting is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. in Athens on Sunday, or 2 a.m. Monday in Sydney and traders will be eager for results to start trickling out. The euro dropped almost 2 percent early June 29 after Greece called its referendum, and a “no” vote this weekend could spur a similar opening slide.