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Greece set to get cash to pay bills, but debt relief elusive

Reuters  |  LUXEMBOURG 

By Jan StrupczewskiLUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Greece's international lenders are expected to agree on Thursday to unblock as much as 8 billion euros in loans that Athens desperately needs to next month to pay its bills, but to leave the contentious issue of debt relief for later.Euro zone finance ministers will meet in Luxembourg together with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. She suggested last week that the IMF could join the Greek bailout now, but not disburse any money until the euro zone clarifies what debt relief it can offer Greece. The IMF has so far refused to join in ...

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 17:14 IST