Greece received 26.5 billion euros in buyback bids by end-Friday: official


Greece received a total of 26.5 billion euros ($34.3 billion) in offers for its debt buyback at the close of business on December 7, a senior euro zone official told Reuters on Monday.

The official said the price was 33.4 percent.

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Greece has extended its offer to buy back debt until Tuesday, seeking more bids from bondholders after falling just short of a target to retire bonds worth 30 billion euros at a cost of just 10 billion euros.

(Reporting by Jan Strupczewski; editing by Rex Merrifield)