ATHENS, June 4 Greece has asked to bundle its
four debt payments to the International Monetary Fund that fall
due in June so that it can pay them in one batch at the end of
the month, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported on Thursday.
The request is expected to be approved by the IMF, the
newspaper said. That would mean Greece does not have to pay the
first tranche of 300 million euros that falls due on Friday.
Greece faces a total bill of 1.5 billion euros owed to the
IMF over four installments this month.
Greece is running out of cash and its euro zone and IMF
lenders have yet to come to an agreement on a cash-for-reforms
package. The Greek finance ministry in a statement on Thursday
asked the lenders to quickly move to more "realistic" proposals
than the one offered to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on
(Writing by Deepa Babington)