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  • *Asian shares off to cautious start, Japan on holiday. SYDNEY, July 20- The U.S dollar held broad gains in Asia on Monday as investors looked ahead to higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while gold slumped to five-year lows as a lack of global inflation left little to hedge against. Australia's main index was a fraction softer, while MSCI's broadest index...

  • MELBOURNE, July 20- London copper steadied on Monday after dropping in the prior session but could come under further pressure given headwinds from ample supply, stuttering demand growth in top user China and a stronger dollar. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell by 1 percent to 40090 yuan a tonne. *Greek banks are ready to open their branches across the...

  • SINGAPORE, July 20- The dollar hit a three-month high against a basket of major currencies on Monday, after solid U.S. inflation and housing data supported expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in coming months. The greenback is coming off its best weekly performance in about two months, having risen last week after Fed Chair Janet Yellen...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar in demand, gold at 5-year low Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 8:19 PM ET

    *Asian shares off to cautious start, Japan on holiday. Activity was light with Japan on holiday and a dearth of major data in the diary, leading to a cautious start for stocks. Australia's main index was a fraction weaker, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent.

  • Investing in Europe? Be patient, says this expert Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 8:09 PM ET
    Investing in Europe? Be patient, says this expert

    David Gaud, senior portfolio manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, says Greece's debt crisis will take time to be resolved and outlines his investment strategy in European markets.

  • ATHENS, July 19- Greek banks are ready to open their branches across the country on Monday after a three-week shutdown, officials said, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for swift aid talks so Athens could also lift withdrawal limits. The cautious reopening of the banks, and an increase in value added tax on restaurant food and public transport from...

  • BERLIN, July 19- German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to restore calm to her coalition government on Sunday after tensions tied to bailout negotiations with Greece burst out into the open, laying bare resentment among the highest-ranking ministers in her cabinet. The rare public feuding underscored the toll that months of hard-fought talks with Greece has...

  • BERLIN, July 19- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday it would be possible to talk about changing the maturities of Greece's debt or reducing the interest Athens has to pay after the first successful review of the new bailout package to be negotiated. "Greece has already been given relief. She said Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble's suggestion...

  • BERLIN, July 19- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday it would be possible to talk about changing the maturities of Greece's debt or reducing the interest Athens has to pay after the first successful review of the new bailout package to be negotiated. "Greece has already been given relief. We had a voluntary haircut among the private creditors and we...

  • *Greece and the Eurozone on Eikon: http://tmsnrt.rs/1LlrwQw. BERLIN, July 17- German lawmakers gave their go-ahead on Friday for the euro zone to negotiate a third bailout for Greece, but a warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel that the alternative was chaos failed to prevent a hefty rebellion in her own party. Merkel's finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, had...

  • Is there still a risk of a Grexit? Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Is there still a risk of a Grexit?

    Louis Gargour, managing partner and CIO for LNG Capital, discusses the German government's vote on bailout talks with Greece.

  • LONDON, July 17- Now that Europe appears to have dodged a blow by keeping Greece in the euro zone, the darkest cloud hanging over the single currency project and its economic recovery may be the threat of a stronger euro. "The idea behind this is the recovery that we will see in the euro zone economy over the next few months," said Rui Constantino, an economist with...

  • 7 billion euro short-term loan to Greece approved Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    The German parliament voted in favor of authorizing its finance ministry to negotiate a third bailout for Greece.

  • BERLIN, July 17- German lawmakers gave their go ahead on Friday for the euro zone to negotiate a third bailout for Greece, heeding a warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel that the alternative to a deal with Athens was chaos. Popular misgivings run deep in Germany, the euro zone country which has already contributed most to Greece's two bailouts since 2010, about...

  • *German parliament votes to reopen Greece talks. Google jumped 13.1 percent to $680.31, poised to open at a record high, a day after its profit beat forecasts for the first time in six quarters and the company said it would be more disciplined on spending. General Electric shares rose 1.6 percent to $27.46 in premarket trading after the conglomerate raised its...

  • Germany votes to keep Greece in euro Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 9:10 AM ET
    Germany votes to keep Greece in euro

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the German parliament vote to approve Greece's bailout negotiations.

  • BERLIN, July 17- German lawmakers gave their go ahead on Friday for the euro zone to negotiate a third bailout for Greece, heeding a warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel that the alternative to a deal with Athens was chaos. Popular misgivings run deep in Germany, the euro zone country which has already contributed most to Greece's two bailouts since 2010, about...

  • What really matters is Greece's policies: IMF Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    What really matters is Greece's policies: IMF

    David Lipton, IMF deputy director, weighs in on the IMF's role in Greek's debt relief and Germany's hard line on Greece.

  • Road ahead for Greece Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Road ahead for Greece

    CNBC's Steve Liesman talks with David Lipton, IMF deputy director, about the politics of Greece's bailout, and the parameters set for restructuring.

  • BERLIN, July 17- Chancellor Angela Merkel called on German lawmakers on Friday to back negotiations for a third Greek bailout, saying the alternative was chaos and that suggestions Athens might leave the euro temporarily wouldn't work. Schaeuble himself has suggested Greece might be better off taking a "time-out" from the euro zone to sort out its daunting...