Greece says talks with troika to be finalized by Monday: deputy finance minister


Greece will finalize talks with the so-called troika of its foreign lenders by Monday, the country's deputy finance minister said on Saturday.

"I believe that the ultimate details of a deal with the troika will be finalized by Monday night," Christos Staikouras said after a meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the ruling coalition's party leaders.

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An inspection team of international lenders has finished its review of Greece's reform progress, paving the way for the release of more bailout aid, a source with knowledge of the talks told Reuters on Saturday.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; editing by Ron Askew)