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Greek Debt Talks ‘Constructive,’ Finance Ministry Official Says

January 23, 2012

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Talks on finalizing a Greek debt swap at today’s meeting of euro-area finance ministers were “substantive and constructive,” a finance ministry official in Athens said.

Discussions with the private sector about a framework based on the European Union’s Oct. 26 proposals will continue “intensively,” with the aim of making an official offer by Feb. 13, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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