November 28, 2018 / 11:16 AM / 13 days ago

Greek bank deposits dip in October after eight-month rise

ATHENS, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Greek private sector bank deposits dropped slightly in October, pausing an eight-month rise as they decreased by 230 million euros ($259.53 million) central bank data showed on Wednesday.

Businesses and household deposits declined to 131.48 billion euros from 131.71 billion in September, Bank of Greece data showed.

Greek banks have seen deposit inflows over the space of more than two years after the country clinched a third bailout to stay in the euro zone in July 2015.

Athens exited its latest bailout in August and will be relying on bond markets to refinance its debt.

While the country’s banks still depend on central bank borrowing to plug their funding gaps, they have significantly reduced their exposures.

Reporting by George Georgiopoulos

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