Greece has started debt-swap talks with IMF, minister tells paper

February 4, 2015 9:32 AM

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Greece has started debt-swap talks with IMF, minister tells paper

ROME (Reuters) - Greece has started negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over a plan to swap its sovereign debt for growth-linked bonds, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Greece's new government is trying to restructure its public debt after receiving 240 billion euros ($275 billion) in bailout money since 2010, when the euro zone debt crisis brought its economy close to collapsing.

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