Euro Crisis Uncertainty Anxious Greeks Emptying Their Bank Accounts

Many Greeks are draining their savings accounts because they are out of work, face rising taxes or are afraid the country will be forced to leave the euro zone. By withdrawing money, they are forcing banks to scale back their lending -- and are inadvertently making the recession even worse.
Von Ferry Batzoglou
A branch of the Greek central bank. Bank deposits are falling rapidly.

A branch of the Greek central bank. Bank deposits are falling rapidly.

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