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  • LONDON, Feb 21- Rebounding euro zone growth data gave investors another reason to sell French bonds on Tuesday as the prospect of the European Central Bank winding down its monetary stimulus combined with nervousness ahead of the French presidential elections. "It seems that, more and more, investors just want to get out of French bonds and are trying to take...

  • LONDON, Feb 21- A sudden, steep drop in Germany's 2- year government bond yield to record lows on Tuesday was loosely linked to French election jitters but has left many investors puzzling over a move way out of kilter with other German and European bond market shifts. Despite a plethora of fundamental and political influences, strategists suspect sharp...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's government has called on Germany to drop what it described as "irrational" budget demands in the country's bailout program, a day after Greece and its European creditors agreed to resume talks on new reforms. He called on Germany to drop its demands that Greece post a 3.5 percent primary surplus— the budget balance minus debt interest...

  • ATHENS, Feb 21- When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short. "I had better stop... because I will start swearing," 49- year old Papapetrou, a shop assistant in Athens said. Athens and its creditors- the euro zone and International Monetary Fund- agreed on...

  • ATHENS, Feb 21- When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short. "I had better stop... because I will start swearing," 49- year old Papapetrou, a shop assistant in Athens said. Athens and its creditors- the euro zone and International Monetary Fund- agreed on...

  • ATHENS, Feb 21- When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short. "I had better stop... because I will start swearing," 49- year old Papapetrou, a shop assistant in Athens said. Athens and its creditors- the euro zone and International Monetary Fund- agreed on...

  • ATHENS, Feb 21- When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short. "I had better stop... because I will start swearing," 49- year old Papapetrou, a shop assistant in Athens said. Athens and its creditors- the euro zone and International Monetary Fund- agreed on...

  • LONDON, Feb 21- Rebounding euro zone growth data gave investors another reason to sell French bonds on Tuesday as the prospect of the European Central Bank winding down its monetary stimulus combined with nerves about the country's elections. Short-dated German bond though- in high demand due to a shortage created by the European Central Bank's bond-buying...

  • EU ministers meet in Brussels

    CNBC's Nancy Hungerford reports creditors agree to resume bailout talks with Greece, and EU finance chiefs shrug off France election fears.

  • Moscovici: Taken a very important step for Greece

    At the conclusion of the Eurogroup meeting, CNBC’s Nancy Hungerford reports from Brussels where the economic state of Greece was a key topic of conversation.

  • CNBC's Nancy Hungerford speaks to European leaders Jeroen Dijsselbloem and Pierre Moscovici about ongoing Greek debt negotiations.

  • Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, discusses how establishment political parties in Europe can address faltering support.

  • Valentin Marinov, head of G10 FX research at Credit Agricole, speaks about the latest Greek debt negotiations and political risk in Europe.

  • Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem discusses the IMF's position in the latest round of Greek debt negotiations.

  • Very important step towards a global deal

    Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner for economic affairs, discusses the latest round of Greek debt negotiations.

  • *Poll shows Le Pen narrows election gap, French bonds sold. TOKYO, Feb 21- The dollar gained on Tuesday, taking its cue from higher U.S. The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 113.64 yen, moving back toward its two-week peak of 114.955 yen touched last Wednesday.

  • Expert: Everyone loves a good Greek drama but...

    Charles Dallara, vice chairman of Partners Group, says it will take years to correct structural problems in the Greek economy.

  • *Spot gold inched down 0.2 percent to $1,235.08 per. ounce at 0058 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also fell 0.2 percent to $1,236.2. *Holdings of the largest gold-backed exchange traded fund, New York's SPDR Gold Trust GLD, fell 0.28 percent on Friday from Thursday, while the largest silver-backed ETF, New York's iShares Silver Trust SLV, remained unchanged during the...

  • *Le Pen narrows gap, French bonds sold. *Progress in Greece aid talk gives euro some relief. The euro could face further pressure given there's still time before the election, "said Ayako Sera, market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.

  • *Lenders to send experts back to Greece to work out reforms. BRUSSELS, Feb 20- Greece and its international lenders agreed on Monday to let teams of experts work out new reforms to Greek pensions, income tax and labour market that would allow Athens to eventually qualify for more cheap loans, euro zone officials said. Greece needs a new tranche of financial aid under...