International Monetary Fund

Greece to pay off loans from IMF early

As long expected, Greece will pay off early its high-interest loans from the IMF.

The date that has been set is 25 November and the amount is 2.8bn euros.

Μάνδρα : Συγκλονίζουν οι μαρτυρίες των κατοίκων, δύο χρόνια μετά

The move was approved by the Board of the ESM and the Governing Board of the IMF.

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Greece will have completed its early repayment of loans to the International Monetary fund by early December, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Thursday.

"It will be concluded in the next two to three weeks," Staikouras told a conference in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, referring to the early repayment of loans worth around 2.7 billion euros ($2.98 billion).

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