ATHENS, April 28 Greek private sector bank
deposits rose slightly in March after declining in the previous
three months, central bank data showed on Friday.
Business and household deposits rose to 119.31 billion euros
($130.5 billion), their lowest level since November 2001, from
119.07 billion in February.
Greek banks have seen small deposit inflows in more than a
year after the country clinched a third bailout to stay in the
euro zone. They remain dependent on central bank borrowing to
plug their funding gaps.
"In March, deposits of the domestic private sector increased
by 278 million euros, compared with a decrease of 750 million in
the previous month, and the annual growth rate stood at 3.1
percent from 2.9 percent in the previous month," the Bank of
($1 = 0.9142 euros)
(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos)