Greeks deny €20bn finance hole

■ The Greek government yesterday denied that it would need to plug a €20bn gap in its finances to appease international bailout lenders – a claim made in German magazine Der Spiegel. In a briefing note the government said that its shortfall would be dealt with by austerity measures that are currently being finalised. Negotiations are ongoing in Athens this week, in a bid to find some form of agreement over €11.9bn worth of fresh cuts to spending.