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  • ATHENS, Sept 2- Greece will miss its revenue target from asset sales this year due to delays in a 1.2 billion euro airport deal, the head of its privatisation agency said on Wednesday, in a setback to efforts to meet the terms of its new bailout. As part of its commitments under the 86 billion euro rescue loan from international creditors, Greece aims to raise 1.4...

  • GREECE TO CHANGE BID TERMS FOR THESSALONIKI PORT TENDER, CUTTING INITIAL STAKE OFFERED TO 51 PERCENT- PRIVATISATION AGENCY CHIEF.

  • ATHENS, Aug 31- The appointment of Greek bailout negotiator George Chouliarakis to be finance minister in a caretaker government may help assuage some fears that Greece's bailout programme could go off track while it prepares for elections. Greece is due to hold elections on Sept.20 after former prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned in a bid to win popular...

  • Star Bulk Carriers reports 2Q loss Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece _ Star Bulk Carriers Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $65 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 18 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $48.3 million.

  • "We will have new elections in Greece and I am working on the assumption that Greece will fulfill its commitments," Merkel said during a press conference in Berlin.

  • ATHENS, Aug 31- Greece will not extend a short-selling ban on stocks that expires on Aug. 31, an official at the country's securities regulator told Reuters on Monday. The ban went into effect when Athens imposed capital controls on June 29 and was extended until the end of August. Trading on the Athens bourse was suspended in late June for five weeks as part of...

  • ATHENS, Aug 29- Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras urged supporters on Saturday to give him a fresh mandate to complete the country's political transformation, as polls showed his leftist Syriza party's lead slipping ahead of elections next month. Tsipras abruptly resigned last week, days after clinching an 86 billion-euro bailout package from Greece's...

  • ATHENS, Aug 29- Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras urged supporters on Saturday to give him a mandate to complete the country's political transformation, as a poll showed his leftist Syriza party's lead slipping ahead of elections next month. Tsipras abruptly resigned last week, days after clinching an 86 billion euro bailout package from Greece's euro zone...

  • Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 2:24 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters. Tsipras called the election last week to rid his party of rebels who had refused to back the bailout deal he agreed upon with Greece's...

  • Greece's first female prime minister Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Greece's first female prime minister

    Greece names its first-ever female prime minister to head caretaker government.

  • Greek economic growth in second quarter revised up Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's statistics agency says the country's economy grew slightly faster than earlier forecast in the second quarter of the year. The statistics agency said Friday the economy grew 0.9 percent compared to the first three months of the year, faster than 0.8 percent the previously estimated. The growth figures are good news for financially...

  • *IMF always believed Greece's debt was unsustainable. WASHINGTON/ ATHENS, Aug 28- Many of the top brass of the International Monetary Fund always had concerns about the plans to bail out Greece. He slammed IMF forecasts for Greece as overly optimistic- "Panglossian."

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's new caretaker government, led by the nation's first female prime minister, was sworn in Friday and headed straight into a cabinet meeting as the country faces an election next month. Prime Minister Vassiliki Thanou, a top judge, and her cabinet will lead the country to elections on Sept. 20, following outgoing prime minister Alexis Tsipras'...

  • Greek president names judge as caretaker PM Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    Vassiliki Thanou (3rd from the right) will be the head of a Greek caretaker government

    Greece's Supreme Court judge Vassiliki Thanou was named the head of a caretaker government to lead Greece to elections expected next month.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek president announces appointment of Supreme Court head to lead caretaker government.

  • StealthGas reports 2Q loss Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 9:15 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece _ StealthGas Inc. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $1.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 11 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $36 million.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, 65, was appointed after radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, seeking a stronger mandate to implement tough austerity...

  • New radical Greek leftist leader calls for Grexit Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:52 PM ET
    A pro-Euro protester holds a European Union and a Greek national flag during a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens, Greece, July 9, 2015.

    A leftist party has emerged in Greece and its leader wants an end to EU 'totalitarianism' and austerity. What's next in this drama?

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's prime minister on Wednesday raised the political stakes ahead of next month's early national election, saying he will not enter a coalition with the main center-right and centrist opposition parties even if he needs their backing to govern. Alexis Tsipras resigned last week, barely seven months into his four-year mandate, when his...

  • ATHENS, Aug 26- Greek banks need to be recapitalised for a third time to bolster their equity base and attract back deposits they lost during a months-long standoff between the leftist government and its international lenders. Greece's European and IMF lenders have urged Athens to open up the market for the hiving off or disposal of non-performing loans and to...