Li­a­bil­i­ties fall.

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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.

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