Even before the ink was dry on the extension of its current bailout program, speculation is growing that embattled Greece is on the verge of asking for yet more cash.
"The Greek need for a third program is extremely high," Carsten Brzeski, a senior economist at ING told CNBC via email. "There will be new negotiations. And these negotiations will be tough."
Greece received its first slice of aid in 2010 with a 110 billion euro ($123 billion) rescue package. Its second program brought the bailout total to 240 billion euros ($272 billion) and the deadline for repayment was extended this week - for another four months - on the premise that Greece's government will make a renewed push for economic reforms. Unlike other euro zone members like Ireland and Portugal, Greece still requires financial aid due to its hefty debt burdens.