ATHENS Nov 9 Greece is considering rolling over
5 billion euros in treasury bills when they mature on Nov. 16
because it does not expect to receive the next tranche of its
international bailout until later this month, finance ministry
officials said on Friday.
"We are examining the rollover of 5 billion euros in
treasury bills because of a delay in the installment from
lenders," said one of the officials, who wished not be named.
Greece does not have the cash to redeem the bills outright.
In August, Athens increased the size of its monthly T-bill
auction after the ECB agreed to raise the ceiling on the amount
of such bills the Bank of Greece can accept as collateral in
exchange for emergency loans.