ATHENS Aug 29 Greek Finance Minister Evangelos
Venizelos welcomed on Monday a merger deal between the country's
second and third largest lenders, saying it will benefit the
"This initiative shows that today's crisis can be an
opportunity for structural moves that boost both the financial
sector and the real economy," the minister said in a statement.
"Qatar's participation sends an international message of
confidence in the prospects of the Greek economy."
Alpha Bank (ACBr.AT) and EFG Eurobank EFGr.AT announced
earlier on Monday a merger deal to create the country's largest
(Reporting by Harry Papachristou)