A man reads his newspaper as he walks past the National Bank of Greece headquarters in central Athens, Greece, February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis
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Greek deposit outflows resumed, prompting the country's central bank to raise the ceiling of emergency liquidity available to lenders, as a deadlock in bailout talks sparked fears among savers of reliving the 2015 drama that pushed the country to the edge of economic collapse.The Governing Council of the European Central Bank didn't object to a Bank of Greece request to raise the ceiling of Emergency Liquidity Assistance available to Greek lenders to 46.6 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a statement Thursday. The Bank of Greece had lowered the ELA ceiling by 100 million euros only two weeks ago. A spokesperson for the central bank wasn't immediately available for comment.
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