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  • BERLIN, Feb 1- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants to scrap the troika mission from international lenders that governs Greece's 320 billion euros bailout, German daily Handelsblatt reported, quoting unnamed Commission sources. Berlin was also prepared to reform arrangements between the European Commission, European Central Bank...

  • PARIS- GREEK FINMIN SAYS WILL VISIT FRANKFURT FOR TALKS WITH ECB.

  • PARIS— France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability. Varoufakis insisted that Greece wants to pay the money back, but said he wants new terms and new negotiating partners, arguing that it's not worth discussing with the...

  • In fewer than seven days, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's administration in Athens has halted several planned privatisations, started debt relief talks, took European partners to task over Russian sanctions and held a tough line with the first euro zone official to visit the country after last Sunday's elections. Athens finally ended the week on a...

  • In fewer than seven days, the new administration in Athens has halted several planned privatisations, started talks with European partners over debt forgiveness and held a tough line with the first euro zone official to visit the country after last Sunday's elections. Athens has also taken European partners to task over sanctions against Russia.

  • Greece asks Lazard to help sort out debt impasse Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 4:54 PM ET
    Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras cheer at exit poll results in Athens, January 25, 2015.

    The Greek government has hired investment bank Lazard, a sign that Syriza is serious about restructuring its debt pile.

  • *Meetings in Paris, London, Rome planned. ATHENS, Jan 31- New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement. But facing growing disquiet from partners led by Germany, Tsipras rang European Central Bank...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 12 Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Executive Vice President David Altig and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Senior Vice President Mine Yucel participate in "The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy and Energy: Thoughts from Federal Reserve Research Directors" event hosted by the New College of Florida and the Global Interdependence...

  • The Rhode Island Airport Corp. announced Friday that TACV Cabo Verde Airlines will start year-round service from the Warwick airport to the Cape Verde Islands beginning June 2. Gina Raimondo said the new service to the Cape Verde Islands makes sense because Rhode Island has a large, thriving Cape Verdean community. Cape Verde is an archipelago in the Atlantic...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for December, 10 a.m.. TOKYO— Panasonic...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for December, 10 a.m.. TOKYO— Panasonic...

  • BERLIN, Jan 30- Germany's Finance Ministry denied on Friday a media report that Berlin would be ready to discuss a new aid package for Greece of up to 20 billion euros if the new leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted supervised economic reforms. The report in Der Spiegel magazine that Germany estimated Greece's additional aid needs at about 20...

  • BERLIN, Jan 30- Germany's Finance Ministry denied on Friday a media report that Berlin would be ready to discuss a new aid package for Greece of up to 20 billion euros if the new leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted supervised economic reforms. "That is not on the agenda at all," said a spokesman for Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

  • BERLIN— German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins. The company says the problem affected BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce models equipped with its ConnectedDrive technology, which allows drivers to access certain car functions with a smartphone. BMW spokeswoman Silke Brigl said Friday that...

  • ATHENS, Jan 30- The new leftwing government in Athens opened negotiations on its bailout package with European partners on Friday by flatly rejecting the expected extension of the programme and the international inspectors overseeing it. But the hour-long meeting appeared to do nothing to bridge the gap between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government...

  • "I believe there are no problematic areas in the issue of bilateral cooperation between Germany and Hungary," Orban said Friday on state radio. The relationship with Germany is key to Budapest: Germany is by far Hungary's largest trading partner, accounting for around 25 percent of its foreign trade. For its part, Germany has considered Hungary an important...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans and warning against "blackmail" from Athens. "We are prepared to offer all cooperation and solidarity," he said, but only if Greece abides by its agreements,...

  • FRANKFURT/ DUESSELDORF, Jan 30- SMA Solar, Germany's largest solar company, expects to make a loss for the third year in a row in 2015, with no let up in falling demand in Europe and fierce competition from Asia. Shares in SMA Solar, down more than 27 percent year-to-date, were 6.9 percent higher at 11.179 euros by 1015 GMT, bouncing back from a record low of 10.275 euros...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Falling prices sent another worrying signal about the eurozone economy just before the European Central Bank starts at 1 trillion euro stimulus effort. Japan fell into deflation in the 1990 s and is still trying to get out. The European Central Bank is readying a massive 1 trillion euro stimulus program to try to raise inflation close to its...

  • European gains tracked a late rally on Wall Street on Thursday, where stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs numbers and a rally in Apple and Boeing helped offset some disappointing earnings. "Retail sales in Germany and Spain, as well as consumer spending in France, are above expectations. These are the first signs for the positive impact from low oil prices and are a...