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  • BRUSSELS, May 27- Another sleepless night in Brussels before another debt deal with Greece. The wait ended when absent International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde was reached on the phone as she travelled in Asia by her representatives in the room at the European Council's headquarters in Brussels. But the signs of indecision in the IMF have prompted...

  • The agreement between Greece and its creditors pushed down yields across the euro zone this week and most markets extended those declines on Friday, with German 10- year yields at 11- day lows. Greece's finance minister said on Thursday he hoped the deal meant Athens could swiftly qualify for the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program of...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Russia's president is travelling to financially struggling Greece for a visit that will include a trip to a secluded, male-only Christian Orthodox sanctuary in the country's north. Vladimir Putin is to discuss energy cooperation and Russian investments in Greece during a meeting Friday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

  • ATHENS, May 26- Greece's finance minister said on Thursday he hoped Athens could swiftly qualify for the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program after the successful conclusion of its first bailout review this week. After six months of tense talks, Greece reached a deal with its foreign creditors which will unlock desperately needed bailout...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece is planning a gradual return to international debt markets next year, a senior Finance Ministry said Thursday. Greece has been locked out of debt markets since 2010, with a brief return two years ago. Hours after agreement was reached, Fitch ratings agency said the disbursement of 10.3 billion euros meant that Greece would not face...

  • ATHENS, May 26- Russia and the European Union need to build a' an equal and fair dialogue' as partners to overcome their differences, President Vladimir Putin said in an article published in a Greek newspaper on Thursday on an eve of a visit to the country. Putin will be in Athens on Friday, and also visit Greece's monastic community at Mount Athos in northern Greece on...

  • *Greece to get 10.3 bln euros new cash, 7.5 bln of it in June. BRUSSELS, May 25- Euro zone governments on Wednesday offered Greece debt relief in 2018, but left key details for later in a bid to bridge Germany's view that no immediate action was needed and the International Monetary Fund's call for decisions now. But the bigger step forward was the debt relief deal...

  • That means Greece stands to get 10.3 billion euros from its bailout loan package from European governments and the International Monetary Fund. The money means Greece can make debt payments coming due in July. There won't be fears of a disastrous default and forced exit from the euro currency, as there were before Greece sealed a similar deal in July, 2015..

  • *FTSE near 1- month high, up 0.7 pct. "There is some good news for investors as it looks like they may not have to face another summer of high volatility with respect to Greece," said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at TF Global Markets UK Limited. However, M&S slumped more than 9 percent, the worst-performing FTSE 100 stock in percentage terms as it headed for its...

  • *Euro finance ministers approve new aid tranche for Greece. ATHENS, May 25- Greece's government trumpeted a debt relief deal with other euro zone countries on Wednesday as the beginning of the end of its bruising six-year financial crisis but Greeks remained sceptical and markets were cautious. Playing with traditional komboloi worry beads at a cheap cafe in...

  • ATHENS, Greece _ StealthGas Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $636,000. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. StealthGas shares have climbed 47 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • May 25- Wall Street looked set to open higher on Wednesday, extending gains from Tuesday, as oil prices rose and investors got more comfortable with the prospect of an interest rate hike as early as this summer. Oil rose towards $50 a barrel on Wednesday for the first time in seven months on expectations of shrinking supply due to well fires in Canada and other...

  • *Camp lies on Greece's main rail route to rest of Europe. IDOMENI, Greece, May 25- Greece has sent in police and bulldozers to clear out Europe's biggest refugee camp because of the deteriorating humanitarian conditions there, but the operation should also unblock a vital artery for the ailing economy. Greece lies at the epicentre of two of the biggest challenges...

  • Traders say several polls show Britain will vote strongly to stay in the European Union. *Euro zone finance ministers agreed with Greece and the International Monetary Fund on a deal that will address Athens' requests for debt relief. *Fed speakers scheduled to speak later on Wednesday include Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker,...

  • *Euro finance ministers approve new aid tranche for Greece. After years of austerity measures demanded by Greece's international creditors- the latest passed in parliament last Sunday- Greeks wonder whether the sacrifices they have made to stay in the euro were worth the pain. Playing with worry beads at a cheap cafe in an Athens suburb, Zabetakis paid 1 euro for...

  • LONDON, May 25- European equities jumped to a four-week high on Wednesday, with banks buoyed after politicians made progress on talks over securing a debt relief deal for Greece, and energy shares rising on the back of a rally in oil. Greek shares rose 0.7 percent after euro zone finance ministers agreed with Greece and the International Monetary Fund on a deal...

  • Greece reaches 'breakthrough' deal with creditors

    Euro zone finance ministers approve an aid package to extend another lifeline to the debt-laden country.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece will avoid a default this summer after international creditors reached a milestone decision early Wednesday to unfreeze a batch of bailout loans and to find a way to ease the country's debt load. That paved the way for the ministers to approve the payout to Greece of loans worth 10.3 billion euros, in two installments by October.

  • Greece gets debt relief deal

    European finance ministers struck a deal to address Athens' request for debt assistance, reports CNBC's Julia Chatterley.

  • LONDON, May 25- European equities climbed to a four-week high on Wednesday, with energy shares rising on the back of a rally in oil and Greek banks gaining after politicians made progress on talks over securing a debt relief deal. Energy shares were in demand after oil prices pushed closer to $50 a barrel, with U.S. crude hitting its highest in more than seven months...