Greek banks down to €500m in cash reserves as economy crashes

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard | The Telegraph UK  |  published on July 3, 2015

greece2_3362747bGreece is sliding into a full-blown national crisis as the final cash reserves of the banking system evaporate by the hour and swathes of industry start to shut down, precipitating the near disintegration of the ruling coalition.

Business leaders have been locked in talks with the Bank of Greece, pleading for the immediate release of emergency liquidity funds (ELA) to cover food imports and pharmaceutical goods before the tourist sector hits a brick wall.

Officials say the central bank will release the funds as soon as Friday, but this is a stop-gap measure at best. “We are on a war footing in this country,” said Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister.

  • Dudley DoRight

    That is exactly what idiot 0bama is doing to the USA

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