Stournaras vows to find CD with list of Greek depositors at Swiss bank
Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras has told the Financial Times he will make a “priority” of tracking down a CD containing the names of about 2,000 Greeks who had deposited money in the Geneva branch of HSBC after it appears to have gone missing.
The CD was reportedly given to former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou by his French counterpart Christine Lagarde in 2010.
Papaconstantinou says that they he gave the CD to the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) but the data appears to have been lost.
“I first learnt of its existence last week from the newspapers . . . but if SDOE can’t track it down, then we’ll ask our European partners for another copy,” Stournaras told the FT.