ATHENS, March 19 Greek banks saw deposit
outflows of about 300 million euros on Wednesday, the highest
level in a single day since a Feb. 20 accord with euro zone
partners that staved off a banking collapse, two senior Greek
bankers familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
"The uncertainty over the lack of progress in negotiations
and the negative newsflow has affected sentiment," one banker
told Reuters. "It's not a huge amount but the worry is whether
this is the start of a trend that could get worse."
About 16 billion euros left the Greek banking system in
December and January on fears of a political crisis as
parliament failed to elect a president, triggering snap
elections that brought the leftist Syriza government to power.
The outflows continued in February but reversed course after
the Feb.20 deal extending Greece's bailout by four months.
(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos, editing by Deepa Babington)