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  • In a televised address on Friday, Tsipras said a report by the International Monetary Fund which arguing that Greece's massive public debt could not be sustained without significant writedowns vindicated his advice to reject the lenders' terms. Repeating his assault on European partners he accused of blackmailing and issuing ultimatums to Greece, the...

  • Correction: Greece-Bailout story Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— In a story July 2 about the Greek referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the International Monetary Fund had said Greece would need debt relief worth 50 billion euros. The IMF said Greece needs new financing worth 50 billion euros as well as debt relief. ATHENS, Greece— Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in...

  • *App to be suspended in France from 8.00 pm Friday. PARIS, July 3- Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced sometimes-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi service. "We have decided to suspend UberPOP in France from 2000 this Friday evening, primarily...

  • PARIS— Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. Uber Technologies Inc. has run into legal problems elsewhere in Europe, as well as in China and India. The French battle centers around Uber's low-cost service, in France...

  • ATHENS, July 3- Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the "No" vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country's future in the euro zone, a poll showed. With banks shuttered all week, cash withdrawals rationed and commerce seizing up, the vote could decide whether Greece gets another...

  • *Warning that vote will decide Greece's future in Europe. ATHENS, July 3- A new opinion poll on Greece's bailout referendum pointed to a closely balanced result in the vote that could decide the country's future in Europe. The latest poll was published a day after the International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning of the huge financial hole facing Greece.

  • Technology, progress bypass Chicago's pit traders Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:17 PM ET

    CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters)- Technology has long benefited Chicago's futures exchanges, historians say, even though electronic trading is the final blow for its human brokers, rendering obsolete the "open-outcry" futures pits on the trading floor where they have worked for generations. The rough-and-tumble times of the floor were an iconic part of Chicago, and...

  • *Corn hits 2015 highs as Informa trims crop forecast. *Wheat, soybeans end mixed ahead of U.S. holiday weekend. "The latest forecasts shifted the rain to the wettest areas of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio and that is putting some premium back into the market for corn and soybeans," said Brian Hoops, president of Midwest Market Solutions.

  • *Warning that vote will decide Greece's future in Europe. ATHENS/ WASHINGTON, July 2- The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country's future in Europe. Days after Greece defaulted on part of its IMF debt, the Fund,...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 2- Credit insurers are refusing to offer new cover to companies carrying out trade with Greece because of uncertainty over the solvency of Greek customers hit by capital controls, a Greek importer told Reuters. Without discussing specific cases, Amsterdam- based Atradius, said it was concerned that the referendum on whether to accept bail-out...

  • TOULOUSE, France, July 2- Airbus signed an agreement on Thursday to set up its second plant on Chinese soil in a deal that the European planemaker hopes will lead to lucrative new plane orders. Airbus hopes the increased presence in China will lead to more demand for its profitable but aging wide-body A330, which is due to be revamped with new engines soon to boost...

  • PARIS— A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants— and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling. But the appeals court in the southern city of Aix-en-Provence...

  • LONDON, July 2- The dollar was near a three-week high on Thursday and world stock markets had a delicate feel, as the implication of U.S. jobs data later for a possible Fed rate hike added to Europe's uncertainty over Greece. Europe's main bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris and Milan opened largely flat having rallied on Wednesday but the mood remained skittish...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. Greece's rescue lenders have halted negotiations on a new financial aid program until after the vote on whether to accept reforms the creditors proposed last week in exchange for bailout...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 15 Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Andrew Gracie speaks at financial services cyber security conference- 0805 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to give opening remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1510 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch to give closing remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1700 GMT.

  • *Company to invest in producing Jeep in India. *India to be No. 3 car market by 2020- IHS Automotive. NEW DELHI, July 1- Fiat Chrysler will invest $280 million to begin Jeep production in India from 2017 through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors, the carmaker said on Wednesday.

  • *Berlin plays down suggestion of policy rift with Paris. PARIS, July 1- France wants the euro zone to push for a deal with Greece before Sunday's referendum, President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday, in comments that differed sharply from those of German leaders. "It is our duty to keep Greece in the euro zone.

  • Media rights group sues German spy agency Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    BERLIN— Media rights group Reporters without Borders says it is suing Germany's foreign intelligence agency, claiming that it spies on the organization's emails sent to foreign contacts in countries such as China or Uzbekistan. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig confirmed Wednesday that it had received and would now examine the suit filed by the...

  • *Heathrow plan provides greatest benefits, commission says. Proposals to expand Heathrow in densely populated west London are politically divisive and likely to fuel tensions in the ruling Conservative party. Cameron set the deadline after a government-appointed commission selected Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport, as the preferred location for...

  • REFILE-SPECIAL REPORT-How Greece went bust Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:14 AM ET

    On the other sat President Francois Hollande of France; around were a handful of officials. In this modest Brussels setting last Friday morning, key players in the great Greek debt drama tried to avert a meltdown that could threaten the future of the euro and even the European Union. Merkel and Hollande made a final offer of billions of euros in aid for bankrupt...