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Greece sells 1.137 bln euros of 6-month T-bills, yield falls

Greece sold 1.137 billion euros ($1.57 billion) of six-month treasury bills on Tuesday to roll over a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said.

The T-bills were priced to yield 3.60 percent, down from 4.0 percent in a February auction. The sale's bid-cover ratio was 2.31, unchanged from the previous sale.

The amount raised included 262.5 million euros in non-competitive bids. The settlement date for Tuesday's auction will be March 7.

Monthly T-bill sales are Greece's sole remaining source of market funding. Athens has a stock of about 15 billion euros of T-bills, which it regularly refinances with the help of Greek banks which buy and then deposit them as collateral to draw liquidity from the ECB. [Reuters]

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday March 4, 2014 (12:54)  
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