Cypriot bank branches in Greece to reopen on Wednesday

ATHENS Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:38am EDT

A woman speaks on her mobile phone at a balcony of a Piraeus bank branch in central Athens March 22, 2013. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A woman speaks on her mobile phone at a balcony of a Piraeus bank branch in central Athens March 22, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/John Kolesidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - The branches of three Cypriot banks in Greece will reopen on Wednesday after Greece's Piraeus Bank agreed to take them over, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday.

Piraeus later confirmed the Cypriot banks, which have been closed since March 19, would open on Wednesday.

(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos, editing by Deepa Babington)

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