UPDATE 1-Greece hopes for 2.5 billion euros from cash from state entities

April 22, 2015 10:07 AM

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ATHENS, April 22 (Reuters) - Greece hopes to get 2.5 billion euros ($2.7 billion) by forcing public entities to lend to the state, giving it enough room to meet its obligations through the end of May, the deputy finance minister said on Wednesday.

Shut out of bond markets, Athens is on the verge of bankruptcy and could run out of cash in weeks unless it strikes a deal with foreign creditors to unlock further bailout aid.

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