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  • An optimistic case for Greek equities?

    Sean Darby, chief global equity strategist at Jefferies, explains why the firm has gone modestly bullish on Greek equities.

  • STRASBOURG, June 6- The European Commission is confident that Greece will conclude the reforms needed to unlock bailout funds before next week's meeting of euro zone finance ministers, top officials said on Monday. Greece and its international lenders wrapped up the bulk of reforms needed for badly needed bailout cash in May, but left some loose ends which must...

  • ATHENS, June 6- Moves by China to stockpile oil are providing a further boost to the tanker shipping market which is already buoyant due to global bargain-hunting caused by lower crude prices, shipowners said on Monday. China is expected to add 70-90 million barrels to its strategic crude oil purchases in 2016 as it takes advantage of low prices, a Reuters survey...

  • Greek economy has hit the bottom: Expert

    Rudolph Bohli, founder of RBR Capital Advisors AG, says Greek banks are one of the best investment plays in Europe at the moment.

  • *Decision on loans to Greece postponed. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- The European Central Bank nudged up its 2016 growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, arguing that the risks facing the economy had declined and supporting expectations it would keep further stimulus under wraps at least until the autumn. Keeping rates unchanged deep in negative territory,...

  • LONDON, June 2- German 10- year bond yields fell to a three-week low on Thursday as the European Central Bank only tentatively upgraded its forecast for future inflation, just as oil prices skirted away from $50 a barrel. At a separate Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting there was no apparent change of crude production policy, deflating...

  • LONDON, June 2- German 10- year bond yields fell on Thursday as the European Central Bank tentatively upgraded its forecast for future inflation, just as oil prices skirted away from $50 a barrel. At a separate Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting there was no apparent change of crude production policy, deflating hopes for an output quota...

  • VIENNA, June 2- The European Central Bank chose not to give Greece access to its cheap money on Thursday, saying it would wait until Athens had tied up a number of loose ends in its agreement with international lenders. At a news conference in Vienna, ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank had discussed the issue of reinstating a' waiver' allowing the ECB to accept...

  • *Decision on loans to Greece postponed. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- The European Central Bank on Thursday nudged up its expectations for growth and inflation in the euro area this year, but kept its main interest rate unchanged in negative territory and said it would press on with its unprecedented stimulus effort. Speaking after a meeting of the Bank's governing...

  • VIENNA, June 2- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday the bank had not taken a decision on whether to grant Greece access to cheap money. He said it would be discussed after it was ascertained whether Athens had adopted agreed "prior actions". Greece and its lenders wrapped up the bulk of reforms needed to get bailout cash last week, but left...

  • The huge incentives for the Greek government

    James Athey, fixed income investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, talks about the European Central Bank’s relationship with Greece, in light of the bailout deal.

  • *Athens plans to return to bond markets in 2017. LONDON, June 2- Greek government borrowing costs held near six-month lows on Thursday ahead of an ECB meeting which may signal the return of a funding lifeline to Athens' banks, the first step in the country's plans to return to bond markets next year. Athens' five-year bond yields have fallen more than 300 basis points...

  • *Athens plans to return to bond markets in 2017. LONDON, June 2- Greek government borrowing costs held near six-month lows on Thursday ahead of an ECB meeting which may signal the return of a funding lifeline to Athens' banks, the first step in the country's plans to return to bond markets next year. Athens' five-year bond yields have fallen over 300 basis points in the...

  • LONDON, June 1- Germany's 10- year bond yield fell to a two-week low on Wednesday, with demand for the safe-haven asset firm at the start of a month comprising high-risk events such as a referendum in Britain on its membership of the European Union. Market sensitivity to Brexit talk is increasing, with German and UK bond yields falling on Tuesday after two surveys...

  • *Central Athens hotel ceases operations as summer kicks in. ATHENS, June 1- At a busy cafe on an Athens pavement, owner Constantinos Garifallou shrugs philosophically at latest rise in sales tax. "Hopefully they have a plan, that within six months or nine months we will see a retraction," said Garifallou, referring to Greece's left-led Syriza government which has...

  • LONDON, June 1- Germany's 10- year bond yield fell to within 10 basis points of record lows on Wednesday, with demand for the safe-haven asset firm at the start of a month comprising high-risk events such as a referendum in Britain on its membership of the European Union. Market sensitivity to Brexit talk is increasing, with German and UK bond yields falling on...

  • ECB has crucial role to play: Econ Min

    Ahead of the European Central Bank meeting, the Greek economy minister, Giorgos Stathakis talks about Greece’s future relationship with the ECB, while commenting on the Syriza government.

  • Better roadmap agreed for Greece: Econ Min

    Will Greece reach its growth estimate of 2.7 percent in 2017, when issues surrounding VAT, pension, wages and tax weigh on the economy? Greek economy minister, Giorgos Stathakis discusses.

  • Majority of Greek debt agreements reached: Econ Min

    Greece's economy minister, Giorgos Stathakis says some disputes still remain within the EU negotiations, however an agreement has been reached more or less.

  • Broadly things on track for Greece: EC's VP

    European Commission Vice-President, Valdis Dombrovskis weighs in on the progress made in the Greek bailout talks, while commenting on the IMF’s input on the issue.