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Greece agrees to launch debt swap for private creditors March 8

PanARMENIAN.Net - Greece's cabinet agreed on Saturday, Feb 18, to launch a debt swap for private creditors on March 8 with the aim of completing it by March 11, Reuters quoted a government official as saying.

The swap is to accompany a $130 billion rescue package that Athens hopes to agree with its euro zone partners on Monday and will mean that creditors take a 70 percent cut in the real value of their holdings.

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Annual deflation in the country was at 1.9% in August, compared to 1.3% deflation in July, according to central bank data.
Armenia has been listed in the top 20 among the world’s most economically free countries, raking the 18th out of 159 countries and territories.
Another of the issues the PM weighed in on was corruption. He said that new committees will be established to tackle the issue.
The foreign debt makes up around $4.5 billion, including the government’s $3.99 billion and the Central Bank’s $502.4 million debts.
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