UPDATE 1-ECB to fund Greek banks as long as they stay solvent

April 22, 2015 6:56 AM

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ATHENS, April 22 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will continue to fund Greek banks as long as they stay solvent and have enough collateral, Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure told a newspaper on Wednesday, dismissing talk that Athens might ditch the euro.

Worries over the standoff between the leftist-led government in Athens and its creditors - the euro zone and the International Monetary Fund - over reforms needed to unlock bailout funds has sparked uncertainty and deposit flight from Greek banks.

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