French Finance Minister Optimistic About Greek Deal

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire expressed optimism about Greece reaching a deal on new loans from its European creditors after talks with his Greek counterpart and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens.

“I wanted to underline that we are doing our best with the other member states of the euro zone, with the IMF, with the Greek governement, and I’m optimistic, I think we are not far from the agreement,” he told reporters.

“And because we are not far we should really do our best in the next two days, to pave the way for that agreement,” he said, praising the Greek government for the reforms carried out in the last months.

Reuters

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.