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  • *Such move requires assurance that Greece debts will be paid. FRANKFURT/ ATHENS, July 14- The European Central Bank could ease a funding squeeze on Greece this week, but it would first need Greek lawmakers to sign off on reforms and to be assured that payment due soon from Athens will be made, people familiar with the matter have said. Should parliamentarians in...

  • ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, July 14- A secret International Monetary Fund study showed Greece needs far more debt relief than European governments have been willing to contemplate so far, as Germany heaped pressure on Athens on Tuesday to reform and win back its partners' trust. The study, seen by Reuters, said European countries would have to give Greece a 30- year grace...

  • ATHENS, July 14- Lawmakers from Greece's ruling Syriza party and their allies were arguing behind closed doors on Tuesday about whether to back sweeping reforms the government must ram through parliament as it races to meet the terms of an unpopular bailout deal. Having staved off financial meltdown with a new agreement from Greece's creditors, Prime...

  • Euro zone wrestles over emergency financing for Greece Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 14- Euro zone finance officials were struggling on Tuesday to find a way of keeping Greece from defaulting on debt repayments to the ECB next week, with up to six options on the table but none that is problem-free. Greece needs 3.5 billion euros by Monday to redeem its maturing credit from the European Central Bank. Overall, Greece needs 7 billion...

  • ATHENS, July 14- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had less than 48 hours on Tuesday to pass a series of pro-market reforms in parliament and smother dissent from hardliners within his own ranks as he races to meet the terms of an unpopular bailout deal. Having staved off financial meltdown with a new agreement from Greece's international creditors, Tsipras...

  • *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...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to July 27 Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's monetary policy member David Miles speaks at the Resolution Foundation on "Weathering the storm: The recent past, present and future of UK monetary policy"- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semi-annual testimony on monetary policy before the House Financial Services Committee- 1400 GMT.

  • *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...

  • BRUSSELS, July 13- As a feeble sun came up out of a grey Brussels dawn on Monday, for a time it looked like it might be about to set on Greek hopes of clinging on to the euro. After 14 hours of talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other euro zone leaders, Tsipras was refusing to yield on the last outstanding item on a draconian list of loan terms which some critics...

  • *Greece to open talks on third bailout worth 86 billion euros. BRUSSELS, July 13- Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday in return for agreeing to talks on an 86 billion euros bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the single currency. The terms imposed by international lenders led by Germany in...

  • *Japan stocks lead Asia higher, Shanghai extends rally. LONDON, July 13- World markets gave a weary cheer on Monday as euro zone leaders emerged from-all night talks in Brussels with a deal to keep Greece afloat and part of the euro currency union. As Europe's markets opened, European Council President Donald Tusk announced that after months of negotiations,...

  • *Emergency funding to stay as Greece readies reforms. However, the lawmakers are under pressure to act fast as the ECB, facing resistance from Germany, would be unlikely to extend the funding line next week if Greece misses a debt repayment due to the ECB on July 20. The lawmakers' support for tough reforms, agreed by leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday...

  • BERLIN, July 13- Germany's political establishment rushed to defend a deal with Greece on Monday to negotiate a third bailout, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's lieutenants selling the agreement as a victory for Europe that her conservatives can support. The hard line taken in the negotiations with Greece by Merkel's finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, has...

  • *Greece to open talks on third bailout worth 86 billion euros. BRUSSELS, July 13- Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday in return for agreeing to talks on an 86 billion euros bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the single currency. The terms imposed by international lenders led by Germany in...

  • "That could turn out to be one of the sentences that saved Greece," said one diplomat, reflecting the French view that expelling the country from the single currency zone would have catastrophic consequences for Greece and weaken the euro itself. While the final accord struck between Athens and euro zone leaders in Brussels on Monday imposes tough new...

  • ATHENS, July 13- Greeks greeted news of a deal with creditors on Monday with a measure of relief mixed with much anger, particularly at Germany, after it became clear Greece will have to swallow more austerity that could fracture the government and spark a backlash. A sleep-deprived Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will fly back to Athens to sell an agreement that...

  • *Greece to open talks on third bailout worth 86 billion euros. BRUSSELS, July 13- Euro zone leaders clinched a deal with Greece on Monday to negotiate a third bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the euro zone after all-night talks at an emergency summit. However, the terms imposed by international lenders led by Germany may put more pressure on leftist...

  • *Japan stocks lead Asia higher, Shanghai extends rally. LONDON, July 13- European markets gave a weary cheer on Monday as euro zone leaders emerged from-all night talks in Brussels with a deal to keep Greece afloat and part of the euro currency union. European Council President Donald Tusk announced just as trading started for the week that after months of...

  • European shares surge on Greek debt deal, banks lead Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 4:32 AM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 up 1.4 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.3 pct. LONDON, July 13- European shares surged on Monday after euro zone leaders reached an agreement to move forward with a bailout loan for Greece following all-night talks in Brussels. Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 to 1.6 percent.

  • MELBOURNE, July 13- London copper pared losses on Monday after euro zone officials reached a debt deal with Greece, with tentative signs of economic revival in China's trade data also supporting prices. Euro zone leaders reached a unanimous agreement after all-night talks in Brussels to move forward with a bailout loan for Greece, European Council President...