PARIS, Oct 9- French riot police fired teargas to disperse protesters outside the Paris auto show on Tuesday as people marched nationwide to denounce hardship and job losses in a country where unemployment is at its highest since 1999 and economic growth has stopped.
*Growth, Greece worries stoke safety bids for bonds. Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday in advance of a three-year debt sale as safe-haven bids for bonds emerged on anxiety about weak global growth and Greece's ability to meet the terms of a bailout.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flies into the heart of Europe's debt crisis on Tuesday, facing protests by angry Greeks to bring a message of support to a near-bankrupt nation fighting to stay in the euro.
ATHENS, Oct 8- About 8,000 demonstrators chanted anti-austerity slogans and hoisted banners warning Angela Merkel she was not welcome in Greece at a protest on Monday, the eve of a visit by the German chancellor. "We want Merkel to leave Greece alone because her measures only bring poverty," said protester Antigone Beza, 48, an Athens saleswoman. "
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Debt-swamped Greece braced for two days of strikes, protests and potential violence as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, long demonized for her tough-talking, austerity-minded approach to Europe’s deepening woes, prepared to visit the epicenter of the crisis, three years since it began here.
ATHENS, Greece-- Greek police have increased security and are preparing to close down large sections of the capital Athens to contain protests against Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who is visiting the city Tuesday for talks with the country's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel should use Tuesday’s official trip to Athens to “recognize the euro is dead, and bury it,” veteran economist Roger Nightingale told CNBC.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making a southern trip, and this strategist sees the euro heading in the same direction.
PARIS-- Europe's stock markets fell Monday on concern about the global economy ahead of a two-day meeting of its finance ministers and a cut in the World Bank's growth forecasts for Asia. Investors continue to worry over protests in Spain and IMF concerns over Greece.
BRUSSELS, Oct 8- Euro zone finance ministers will launch their 500 billion euro permanent bailout fund on Monday, putting in place a major defence against the debt crisis that now threatens Spain.
BANGKOK-- World stocks fell Monday as Europe's debt crisis continued to roil markets and the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for Asia. "That worried investors that we might have hit the top of the recent rally and we might see some correction in the short term," said Jackson Wong, vice president of Tanrich Securities in Hong Kong.
ATHENS, Oct 8- Here are news stories, press reports and events, which may affect Greek financial markets on Monday:. GERMANY SAYS MERKEL VISIT TO ATHENS DOES NOT MEAN AID FOR GREECE.
*World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Brent crude slipped below $111 per barrel on Monday, dropping for a second straight session on concern that a fragile global economy could curb oil demand, but supply worries stemming from tension in the Middle East may help check losses.
Roger Nightingale, economist at RDN Associates tells CNBC, "What I would recommend Angela Merkel do is to recognize the Euro is dead, and bury it."
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BANGKOK-- Asian stocks fell Monday as Europe's debt crisis continued to roil markets and the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for Asia. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and mainland China also fell. Andrew Sullivan, principal sales trader at Piper Jaffray in Hong Kong, said protests in Spain and IMF concerns over Greece continue to worry investors.
SINGAPORE, Oct 8- U.S. crude eased towards $89 a barrel on Monday, as concerns over the global economy and Europe's debt crisis offset support from an unexpected drop in U.S. unemployment.
BERLIN-- Germany's finance minister is keeping the pressure on Greece to implement reforms and spending cuts before a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble rejected on ZDF television Sunday suggestions that the trip signals Greece will definitely get further bailout money from its creditors.
*Merkel in Greece for first time since euro crisis began there. *Visit shows Germany's change of heart on Greek euro exit* Will make clear Athens must push tough measures By Dina Kyriakidou and Noah Barkin.