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  • *Wall Street posts steep losses as Athens appears set to default. TOKYO, June 30- U.S. stock futures edged up and the euro sagged in early Asian trading on Tuesday as Greece lurched toward defaulting on a debt payment due later in the session, raising the likelihood of the cash-strapped nation's exit from the euro zone. Greece will not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- U.S. stocks added to a global selloff on Monday as Greece veered toward a default on its debt, while the euro recovered from early sharp loss to turn higher against the dollar. Greece will not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan installment due the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, a Greek government official told Reuters. Talks between Athens and its...

  • *Hopes remain of debt deal between Greece, creditors. Treasuries market rallied on Monday, with yields falling to one-week lows, as a breakdown in talks between Greece and its creditors stoked bets Athens would default on its debt, an outcome some traders fear may impact markets worldwide. Still, hopes remained that the debt-laden euro zone nation, European...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Grexit fears grow Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    *Nine of 10 S&P sectors in the red. June 29- Most U.S. stocks fell on Monday after Greek bailout talks collapsed, intensifying fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zone. The European Central Bank froze funding to Greek banks, forcing Athens to shut banks for a week to keep them from collapsing.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- U.S. stocks added to a global selloff on Monday as markets digested news of capital controls in Greece and the country veered toward a default on its debt, while the euro recouped some of its earlier losses against the dollar. Talks between Athens and its creditors broke down over the weekend after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a surprise...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Greek crisis worsens Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite fell around 0.7 percent as markets around the world slumped on fears that other European countries would suffer if Greece defaults. The European Central Bank froze funding to Greek banks, forcing Athens to shut banks for a week to keep them from collapsing. said Leo Grohowski, who oversees about $194 billion in client assets...

  • *Copper steady after China central bank cuts rates. LONDON, June 29- Nickel prices hit their lowest in six years on Monday, falling in response to stubbornly high stockpiles and risk aversion over the Greek debt crisis, while copper steadied on hopes that China's economy is levelling out. The dollar rose against the euro, while global equities and commodities such...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. futures fall as Greek crisis worsens Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:05 AM ET

    June 29- U.S. stock index futures fell around 1 percent on Monday as fears that Greece could be the first country to exit the euro zone intensified after bailout talks with lenders broke down over the weekend. *Greece faces defaulting on 1.6 billion euros of loans from the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday. *The impending default on IMF loans leaves Greece...

  • China stocks continue slide despite calming efforts Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 4:56 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, June 29- China's stock markets closed sharply lower on Monday after a frantically volatile day of trading, despite surprise monetary easing moves by the central bank at the weekend. The chaotic trading day was an uncomfortable backdrop for policymakers in Beijing, where delegates from 57 countries gathered to witness the signing of the articles of...

  • LONDON, June 29- European shares sank almost 4 percent and government bond yields in Italy, Spain and Portugal jumped on Monday as investors priced in a growing risk that Greece will be the first country to leave the euro. Drops in bank shares and a 30 basis point rise in the cost of borrowing for other southern European euro zone members was the start of an acid test...

  • LONDON, June 29- European shares took a hammering in early deals on Monday, with Southern European banks especially badly hit, after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls as a result of its debt problems. Germany's DAX and France's CAC both fell by around 4 percent, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined by a similar amount-...

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday on fears of a Greek default plus a sharp slide by Tokyo's Nikkei average, although the gains were modest. Treasury counterpart, which saw its yield drop about 15 basis points during the Asian trading session amid increasing risk of Greece leaving its debt unpaid and exiting the euro zone.

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent on Monday and European share markets looked set to eclipse big declines in Asia, as investors were spooked by the spectre of a Greek debt default which forced Athens to shut down its banks to prevent a run on deposits. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in...

  • *Investors eyeing Iran nuclear negotiations. TOKYO, June 29- Oil prices fell on Monday, with U.S. crude dipping below $59 per barrel to an almost three-week low, after Greece imposed capital controls as lenders refused to extend the country's bailout. Brent crude was down 79 cents at $62.47 a barrel by 0505 GMT, after rising 6 cents to $63.26 a barrel on Friday.

  • *China stocks open up over 2 pct but end morning down over 3 pct. *Regional markets down on China uncertainty, looming Grexit. The losses pushed China stocks deeper into correction territory, after a slump of over 20 percent in the last two weeks, fueled in large part by fears of a growing regulatory crackdown on loans used to speculate in securities.

  • Oil prices fall after Greek imposes capital controls Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:09 PM ET

    *Investors eyeing Iran nuclear negotiations. TOKYO, June 27- Oil prices fell in early Asian trade, with U.S. crude dropping below $59 after Greece imposed capital controls as lenders refused to extend the country's bailout. Brent crude for August delivery was down 81 cents at $62.45 a barrel by 0300 GMT, after rising 6 cents to $63.26 a barrel on Friday.

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent and share prices tumbled across Asia on Monday as Greece looked set to default on its debt repayment this week, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in plain sight, the common currency fell as...

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped to a one-week low as risks of Greece defaulting on its debt repayment this week spiked dramatically, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. After bailout talks between the leftwing government and foreign lenders broke down at the weekend, the European Central Bank froze vital funding...

  • SHANGHAI, June 29- An opening rally in Chinese stocks in petered out quickly on Monday as a surprising, and aggressive, easing in monetary policy appeared to fail to inspire investors to move back into market. The Hang Seng index dropped 1.7 percent, to 26,223.86 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 2.0 percent, to 12,832.50.

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent and share prices tumbled across Asia on Monday as Greece looked set to default on its debt repayment this week, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in plain sight, the common currency fell as...