ECB to hold emergency meeting on Greek bank funding: sources

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Protesters wave EU and a Greek flags during a pro-European demonstration in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on June 18, 2015

The European Central Bank’s decision-making governing council will hold an emergency session Friday to discuss a request from the Bank of Greece for an increase in liquidity to Greek banks, sources familiar with the matter told AFP. The council will hold a teleconference at around midday (1000 GMT) to discuss a possible increase in the Emergency Liquidity Assistance facility, as deposit withdrawals from Greek banks have accelerated in recent days, sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. An ECB spokesman declined to comment.

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