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  • 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...

  • 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'...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Confident Greece will stick to reforms: Economist Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    Confident Greece will stick to reforms: Economist

    Jakob Christensen, senior economist at Exotix, says he’s confident that Greece will stay on the "reform track," even past upcoming elections.

  • *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...