IMF May Allow Some Flexibility In Greece's Debt Plan

Loading
Error

/

Download
Embed Code

Copy/paste the following code

Donate

The International Monetary Fund is reportedly close to approving a deal that would give Greece more flexibility in its efforts to cut its massive debt burden. This will give Greece more time and allow a higher debt-to-GDP ratio than it had agreed on before, according to Reuters. And it should clear the way for the Greek government to get the next round of much needed financial assistance, which is seen as crucial to boosting a flagging European economy.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright NPR. View this article on npr.org.

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a Greek debt plan.

The International Monetary Fund is reportedly close to approving a deal that would give Greece more flexibility in its efforts to cut its massive debt burden. This will give Greece more time and allow a higher debt-to-GDP ratio than had been agreed on before, according to Reuters. And it should clear the way for the Greek government to get the next round of much-needed financial assistance, which is seen as crucial to boosting a flagging European economy. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.