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  • ATHENS, Aug 21- Greek equities moved lower in early Friday deals after the leftist-led government's resignation, adding to the previous day's 3.5 percent drop with blue chip shares underperforming the broader market. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office...

  • Tsipras resignation necessary: Editor Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    Tsipras resignation necessary: Editor

    Nick Malkoutzis, editor of Macropolis, says the resignation of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was necessary given the political rifts within his party.

  • Tsipras popular for keeping euro: CIO Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Tsipras popular for keeping euro: CIO

    Alan Higgins, U.K. CIO of Coutts, says the now-resigned Prime Minister of Greece maintained his popularity in part because he kept the country in the euro.

  • VIENNA, Aug 21- A senior European Union official said on Friday that a snap election called by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras within hours of new EU bailout cash arriving in Athens would have no effect on the financial aid package. When asked whether the election would change the numbers of the bailout deal, Thomas Wieser, the head of the Euro Working Group...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's president asked the main opposition party Friday to try to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called an early election next month to deal with a governing party rebellion over Greece's third bailout deal. The opposition has few chances of uniting and forming a government, meaning that after...

  • Tsipras resigns: New chapter in Greek drama? Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Tsipras resigns: New chapter in Greek drama?

    Willem Nabarro, head of European equities for Asia, says the resignation of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will not lead to a "Grexit,", but warns of spillover effects on the equity markets.

  • ATHENS, Aug 21- Greece's main opposition party leader Vangelis Meimarakis will meet the country's president Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday morning to receive a mandate to form a new government, an official from Meimarakis' New Democracy party said.

  • Tsipras' resignation is a necessary step: PIIE Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:17 PM ET
    Tsipras' resignation is a necessary step: PIIE

    Paolo Mauro, senior fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), says the resignation of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won't spur political uncertainty in the cash-strapped country.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek Prime Minister Tsipras says he is resigning, calling early elections.

  • Greek 10-year spikes on Tsipras plans Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Greek 10-year spikes on Tsipras plans

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is announcing he plans to resign, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • *Europe bourses in 2015: http://link.reuters.com/pap87v. LONDON, Aug 20- European stock markets extended their losing streak on Thursday, with benchmark indexes in Frankfurt and London hitting seven-month lows as fears of a global economic slowdown took hold. Its losses for August have already matched those for June, which was its weakest month in two years, as...

  • *Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money. ATHENS, Aug 20- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will resign on Thursday to pave the way for early elections on Sept. 20, government officials said, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support for a bailout programme. Tsipras's decision to return to the ballot box after seven bruising...

  • FACTBOX-Greece's funding program - the ins and outs Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:17 AM ET

    ATHENS, Aug 20- The European Union's ESM fund paid out the first money on Thursday from Greece's third bailout, allowing Athens in turn to make a payment to the European Central Bank on bonds held there. Following is a schedule of disbursements under the 86 billion euro rescue package and payments due on Greece's debt. -Greece makes a 3.2 billion euro payment to the...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called early elections, hoping for a new, stronger mandate to implement a three-year bailout program that sparked a rebellion within his radical left party. The rescue was all that kept Greece from a disastrous exit from the euro but came with strict terms to cut spending and raise taxes—...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The Greek government is resisting efforts by a state-controlled German company to renegotiate aspects of its concession to operate 14 prime Greek regional airports. Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili said Wednesday that Athens wants the deal implemented as is and that Greece "cannot accept" efforts by the German firm to secure...

  • BERLIN/ ATHENS, Aug 19- Germany's parliament approved a third bailout for Greece on Wednesday after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble argued the country should get "a new start", while in Athens the government agonised over whether to call a snap election. The Bundestag's vote cleared one of the final obstacles to Greece getting funding so that it can make a 3.2...

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, Aug 19- Deposits are trickling back into Greece's banks, banking sources said, offering some practical justification for a mainly symbolic move by Athens to cut the system's reliance on emergency central bank funding. But there is as yet no evidence of the substantial inflows- notably of householders' hoarded' mattress cash'- that might...

  • Greece could soon get 1,000 bitcoin ATMs Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    A Bitcoin ATM machine at a restaurant in San Diego, Calif.

    Bitcoin ATMs could spring up across Greece as soon as October as citizens and businesses become increasingly desperate to move their money despite capital controls.

  • Greece suspends work at Canadian-run gold mine Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

    Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Vancouver- based Eldorado Gold, violated the terms of its technical studies and losing approvals for those means work in the mine's Skouries area is on hold, Energy and Environment Minister Panos Skourletis said after a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Hellenic Gold managing director Michalis Theodorakopoulos...

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Some major emerging currencies took a breather on Wednesday after a bruising few days, but many smaller ones were still suffering, while stocks hit fresh multi-year lows on reverberations from the weakening yuan. Russia's rouble ended six straight days of losses to gain 0.2 percent against the dollar, while South Africa's rand matched those...