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'Grexit': Are Greece's euro fears causing a $1-billion bank run?
'Grexit': Are Greece's euro fears causing a $1-billion bank run?

Greek officials were busy today cobbling together an emergency plan after talks to form a coalition government disintegrated Tuesday. In the meantime, Greeks have withdrawn $900 million from local banks.So said President Karolos Papoulias, according to minutes of a government meeting procured by Reuters. Papoulias, in turn, was quoting George Provopoulos, governor of the Greek Central Bank, who said depositors took out 700 million euros earlier this week and will likely withdraw at least 100 million more.During negotiations, Papoulias warned political leaders of a "great fear that could develop into a panic" as Greeks worry about the fate of the euro in their country should their...

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