Finance Ministry confirms Greek banks will stay closed through Wednesday


Greek banks will remain shut through to July 15 inclusive, the Finance Ministry confirmed on Monday, extending a two-week shutdown of the nation's banks.

Greece imposed capital controls, rationing cash to a daily withdrawal limit of 60 euros from automatic teller machines on June 29 after a wave of withdrawals threatened to overwhelm the system.

Earlier, bankers told Reuters the banks would remain shut until at least Wednesday, when the situation would be reassessed.