International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Chief of Mission Poul ...
Dec 12th, 2011
(Reuters) - International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Chief of Mission Poul Thomsen (L) arrives at the finance ministry in Athens December 12, 2011. Inspectors for Greece's international lenders and private creditors kick off a round of meetings with the government on Monday to prepare for a new 130-billion euro ($173.75 billion) bailout plan and bond swap scheme to keep the country afloat. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) -
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