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Greek depositors withdrew €700 million ($898 million) from the country’s banking institutions on Monday, fueling fears of a financial institution run amid the expanding political disarray.

With deposits falling, Greek financial institutions become even a lot more dependent on the European Central Financial institution to meet their funding requirements, exposing the central financial institution to possibly huge losses if Greece leaves the euro place.

Greek President Karolos Papoulias told the country’s political leaders that financial institution withdrawals plus buy orders received by Greek banks for German bunds totaled some €800 million on Monday, a transcript of his feedback stated. A central bank official confirmed the figures.

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