The Ministry of Finance has asked the Athens Public Prosecutor to investigate possible criminal conduct associated with today’s movements on the Athens Stock Exchange and the prices of Greek Government bonds.

The Ministry has sent to the Prosecutor an email from traders of an international investment bank that refers to the supposed restructuring of Greek Government debt over Greek Easter weekend.

Such rumours are of course devoid of any substance and verge on the ridiculous.

Nevertheless, since the dissemination of such false “news” can create concerns among the public at large, the Ministry of Finance will use all legal means available in order to identify and pursue those responsible.