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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • *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...