July 6, 2015 / 1:30 PM / 2 years ago

Greece to extend bank holiday for at least a few more days- bankers

ATHENS, July 6 (Reuters) - Greece’s government plans to extend the closure of banks beyond Monday by at least a few more days, four banking sources said ahead of a meeting between bankers and the finance minister later on Monday.

Last week Greece issued a decree imposing capital controls and ordered banks to shut after the European Central Bank froze a vital financial lifeline following the breakdown of bailout talks between Athens and its foreign creditors.

The decree expires on Monday and the government is expected to issue a new decree to replace it.

“The bank holiday will be extended, until Friday or next Monday,” one senior banker told Reuters.

Reporting by George Georgiopoulos, editing by Deepa Babington

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