Greece aims at 2.5 bln euro buffer from state entities' cash reserves

April 22, 2015 8:08 AM

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ATHENS, April 22 (Reuters) - Greece aims to have a 2.5 billion euro buffer from the transfer of state entities' cash reserves at the central bank in order to cover any payment needs until end May, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas said on Wednesday.

"I want this 2.5 billion euros to cover any needs that may occur, I repeat, taking into account the worst case scenarios and the needs for May," he told Star TV adding that he was confident that Greece and its lenders would reach a deal.

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