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  • BERLIN, July 17- German lawmakers are expected to give the government their clear backing on Friday to start negotiations on a third bailout programme for Greece, despite Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble questioning whether it will succeed. The positive soundings from lawmakers came despite popular misgivings in Germany about funnelling more aid to...

  • Outright Greek debt haircut impossible: German 'wiseman'

    Christoph Schmidt, President of the RWI Essen and chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, says an outright haircut on Greek debt is impossible.

  • BERLIN, July 16- Conservative and Social Democrat lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of starting talks on further aid in test ballots on Thursday even though German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble questioned whether Greece would ever get a third aid package. Both Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and her Social Democrat junior...

  • Rate-anxious traders brace for inflation in CPI Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Consumer prices are the big news for markets, as traders look for signs that could prompt a Fed hike rate.

  • Greece ultimately exits euro zone: El-Erian Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Greece ultimately exits euro zone: El-Erian

    Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz chief economic adviser, says the euro zone will not only manage Greece's exit but will emerge stronger after it. There will be attractive opportunities in Greece but not now, adds El-Erian

  • Greece short-term smooth, long-term 'messy': El-Erian Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Greece short-term smooth, long-term 'messy': El-Erian

    Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz chief economic adviser, weighs in on the outlook for Greece and why the credibility of the IMF will become "eroded" once again.

  • Greece 'back in the soup': Larry Kantor Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    Greece 'back in the soup': Larry Kantor

    Larry Kantor, Barclays head of research, shares his outlook on Greece after the Greek parliament approved the bailout plan.

  • Markets fully-priced here: Larry Kantor Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
    Markets fully-priced here: Larry Kantor

    Larry Kantor, Barclays head of research, shares his neutral outlook on the markets. We see better prospects in Europe, says Kantor.

  • Greece needs debt relief: Roger Altman Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Greece needs debt relief: Roger Altman

    Roger Altman, Evercore founder, says austerity and debt reduction is the likely solution to Greece's debt crisis.

  • BERLIN, July 16- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble questioned whether Greece will ever get a third bailout programme on Thursday, a day after the Greek parliament passed a package of stringent measures required to open negotiations on financial aid. Greece is seeking up to 86 billion euros in a third rescue package in return for tougher austerity...

  • ATHENS, July 15- Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis told parliament on Wednesday Greece's rescue deal was like the Versailles treaty which forced crushing reparations on Germany after World War One and led to the rise of Adolf Hitler. Varoufakis, whose fiery language alienated many of his euro zone colleagues during five months of negotiations,...

  • *IMF says Greece needs far more debt relief than EU wants. BRUSSELS, July 15- The International Monetary Fund's threat to pull out of bailouts for Greece unless European partners grant Athens massive debt relief poses a stark challenge to Germany, the biggest creditor, which insists on IMF involvement in any future rescue. Its latest intervention, saying in...

  • BERLIN, July 15- German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel plans to fly to Iran on Sunday, industry and coalition sources told Reuters, to quickly tap the new trading opportunities from this week's historic nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers. "There is a great interest on the side of German industry to normalise and strengthen economic ties with Iran-...

  • Euro: Should you be bullish or bearish? Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    Euro: Should you be bullish or bearish?

    Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management, believes the common currency will remain in the 1.05-1.13 range against the greenback.

  • In Iran deal, the whole world wins Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 3:52 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry reacts as he delivers a statement on the Iran talks deal at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.

    Iran's historic deal will pay dividends for its neighbors and will spur economic growth in markets the world over, says trader Naeem Aslam.

  • Despite 'agreekment,' Athens is still in trouble Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Despite 'agreekment,' Athens is still in trouble

    John Calverley, Head, Global Thematic Research at Standard Chartered, warns of looming trouble in Greek politics.

  • *Greece to open talks on third bailout worth 86 billion euros. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, July 13- Greece's leftwing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces a showdown with rebels in his own party on Tuesday furious at his capitulation to German demands for one of the most sweeping austerity packages ever demanded of a euro zone government. Just hours after a deal that saw...

  • Can Tsipras sell bailout deal to Greek people? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:40 PM ET
    Can Tsipras sell bailout deal to Greek people?

    Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist at Stifel Fixed Income, says getting the Greek population on board with Monday's bailout plan will require "extreme political maneuvering."

  • New Greek deal is worse than last: JP Morgan Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    New Greek deal is worse than last: JP Morgan

    Guillaume Chatain, Executive Director and Head of Equity Solutions at JP Morgan Private Bank, expects Athens to seek changes to Monday's bailout deal over the next couple of months.

  • This isn't the end of Greek drama: Expert Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    This isn't the end of Greek drama: Expert

    Jason Brady, Head of Fixed Income & Managing Director at Thornburg Investment Management, doesn't expect the Greek citizens to willingly accept the new harsh measures outlined in the bailout deal.