has attracted bids from Qatar National Bank and Fibabanka, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The banks and other unidentified lenders submitted offers for the Istanbul-based lender about two weeks ago, the people said, asking not to be named because talks are private. NBG is seeking to divest a stake after abandoning plans earlier in the year to sell shares in Finansbank through a secondary public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said in July. Bidders submitted offers for the whole bank though no final decision has been made on what percentage of the bank would be sold, two of the people said. dealers to disclose any measures they plan to take to deal with possible problems that could arise and which could hurt the domestic market. “The ministry takes for granted that the dealers will cooperate and anticipates their immediate response,” the ministry said in a statement.
Greece’s net liabilities to the eurozone’s bank payment system decreased slightly in August while Germany’s net claims rose further, data from the European Central Bank showed on Thursday. The Target 2 system facilitates payments between banks in different eurozone countries by channeling them through each national central bank’s account at the ECB. The latest data show payments by Greek banks to institutions in other eurozone countries exceeded flows in the opposite directions by 101.64 billion euros.