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Greece banks to sign merger deal

08-29-2011 08:54 BJT

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Greece's second and third largest banks, Eurobank and Alpha Bank, are set to announce a merger deal on Monday. It will lead to the creation of the biggest bank in southeast Europe, in terms of overall assets.

Analysts say the expected deal will help the two lenders withstand the country's debt crisis and recession. The new bank is likely to hold assets of 150 billion Euros, and have around 8 million clients holding some 80 billion Euros in deposits.

The Qatar Investment Authority automatically becomes a major shareholder in the new group, while the move is likely to have knock on effects, sparking further reshuffling in the country's banking sector.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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