Athens: Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos dismissed reports on Monday that he has discussed a scenario of an orderly default by Athens with International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde and European Central Bank (ECB) head Jean-Claude Trichet.

Greece finance minister Evangelos Venizelos. Photo: Bloomberg

“What is absolutely sure is that there hasn’t been and couldn’t have been any discussion about the so-called scenario of an orderly default."