Ahead of bailout talks, IMF chief raises doubts about clean Greek exit

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A Greek delegation is due to meet International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Sunday to discuss the government’s plans for an early exit from its bailout programme but the former French finance minister has questioned hopes in Athens for a clean break.

The fact that Greece is sending Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis, Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s closest adviser Stavros Papastavrou is an indication of the value that the government attaches to this dis...

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