Greece steps up efforts for early bailout exit but lenders play it coy

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Greece stepped up on Sunday its efforts to pave the way for an early and clean exit from its bailout programme at the end of the year but, as Greek officials admitted, all the options are still open.

A Greek delegation led by Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis met with International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde in Washington for a preliminary discussion on the issue. The IMF issued a brief statement referring to “possible next s...

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