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

  • 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...

  • *Greece must find way to deal with 100 bln eur of problem loans. *Full-scale bad banks in Ireland, Spain deemed successful. LONDON, Aug 26- Greece is under growing pressure to take care of banks' problem loans so they are free to lend again, but the depth and complexity of its crisis will make it tough to replicate the comprehensive "bad bank" models set up in Ireland and...

  • ATHENS, Aug 26- Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company SOCAR had confirmed its interest in acquiring a stake in Greek gas grid operator DESFA, with a deal possible by the end of the year, Greece's privatisation agency said on Wednesday. Greece's privatisation agency HRADF and Hellenic Petroleum met SOCAR officials on Wednesday and all the parties reiterated...

  • Greece sees gas grid deal with Azeri SOCAR progressing Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:53 AM ET

    ATHENS, Aug 26- Greece's privatization agency said on Wednesday that Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company SOCAR had confirmed its interest in acquiring a stake in Greek gas grid operator DESFA, with a deal possible by the end of the year. "All the parties involved reiterate their commitment to complete the deal as soon as possible," HRADF, the Greek privatization...

  • Dynagas misses 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece _ Dynagas LNG Partners LP on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $14.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *Europe bourses in 2015: http://link.reuters.com/pap87v. LONDON, Aug 24- European stocks plunged on Monday after a rout in Chinese markets, wiping hundreds of billions of euros off their value and sending one benchmark index to a seven-month low. Stock markets in Frankfurt and Paris fell 4.7 and 5.4 percent respectively.

  • THESSALONIKI, Greece— Greek police have arrested two union leaders after hundreds of miners blocked roads to protest the temporary closure of a controversial gold mine in northern Greece. The men were charged with disrupting transportation Monday and released, while protesters later lifted the roadblocks in the Halkidiki peninsula— a major tourist...

  • ATHENS, Greece— A new anti-austerity party formed by rebel lawmakers who quit the governing left-wing Syriza was given its chance Monday to seek government coalition partners and prevent Greece from holding its third national vote this year. The renewed political uncertainty has hammered the Athens Stock Exchange, which crashed down more than 9 percent in...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The Greek government says it's still aiming for a Sept. 20 election date after the prime minister resigned because of a rebellion in his party over the terms of the country's new bailout deal. Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Greek state TV ERT on Sunday that "as things stand now, Sept. 20 is a feasible election date."

  • THESSALONIKI, Greece— Police in Greece say they have arrested 78 anti-mining protesters, mostly foreigners, involved in clashes outside a Greek gold mine. Police said about 1,000 protesters marched toward the mining operation in the northern region of Halkidiki. Many started pelting the police force with rocks and bolts and threw firebombs.

  • ATHENS, Aug 23- Greek opposition leaders made zero progress on Sunday as they pressed on with trying to form a new coalition, despite appeals from home and abroad for a rapid move to elections so the country can deal with its simultaneous economic and humanitarian crises. Conservative leader Evangelos Meimarakis spent the third and final day offered to him by...

  • ATHENS, Aug 23- Greek opposition leaders took things easy on Sunday in their quest for a new coalition, ignoring calls from home and abroad for a rapid move to elections so the country can deal with its simultaneous economic and humanitarian crises. The leisurely pace of coalition negotiations since Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday- after...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 has worst 1- day fall since Nov 2011. LONDON, Aug 21- European shares suffered their worst one-day fall in nearly four years on Friday as growing concerns over China's economy hit world markets. The index fell to its lowest level since January and had its worst one-day drop since a 3.44 percent slump in November 2011.

  • What Greece's new elections mean for the bailout Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has resigned and called new elections— just as the country was starting to tap its new bailout package. While the move creates some uncertainties for the country's fragile economy, it is unlikely to derail its new bailout program, the only thing keeping Greece solvent and within the euro.

  • *China factory activity sinks to 6-1/ 2- year low. China's factory sector shrank at its fastest rate in almost 6-1/ 2- years in August, a private survey showed, pushing investors who fear China's sagging economy will translate into slower global economic growth to take refuge in gold and bonds. "Uncertainty about China growth is now the main swing factor in markets,"...