Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said talks with European Union and International Monetary Fund officials on a new financing package must be completed by Feb. 5.
A private sector debt swap, for which a public offer must be made by Feb. 13, can only proceed after a deal on the loan package is reached, Venizelos said at a parliamentray committee today in Athens. “Time is of the essence,” he said.
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