Report: Greece, banks converging towards debt swap deal

ATHENS - Greece and its private sector creditors are converging towards a debt swap deal that would cause a real loss of 65 to 70 percent for private bondholders, a banking official close to the talks told Reuters on Friday.
"The two sides are converging," the official said after a meeting between IIF chief Charles Dallara, Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos.
"The new bond will likely have a 30-year maturity and a grace period of 10 years. It will have a stepped-up coupon structure which will average out in the area of 4 percent," the official said.
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