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Greek debt deal talks continue

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos says his country might be able to reach a deal regarding its private debt by the end of the week.

Talks with banks and investors are continuing in an effort to agree a write-off of about 50% of the country's loans.

The deal is vital if Greece is to secure the next instalment of its bailout fund and avoid defaulting on its next debt repayment.

Mark Lowen reports from Athens.

  • 19 Jan 2012
  • From the section Europe