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Troubled Latvian Bank Faces ECB Deadline to Avoid Closure

The European Central Bank has set a deadline of Friday for Latvia's third-largest bank to plug a financing hole, the country's finance minister said, as the Baltic state faced its worst financial difficulties in almost a decade. Earlier, ABLV said it had asked for a 480 million euro ($591 million) emergency loan from the country's central bank as part of efforts to reopen for business after being forced to halt all payments in the face of money laundering accusations. The...

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