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  • *German government says up to Greece to act to stay in euro. BERLIN, July 6- The German government signalled a tough line towards Greece on Monday, saying it saw no basis for new bailout negotiations and insisting it was up to Athens to move swiftly if it wanted to preserve its place in the euro zone. With opinion towards Greece hardening in Germany's ruling coalition...

  • *European partners say await new proposals from Greece. ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, July 6- Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, an avowed "erratic Marxist"...

  • *Greece must come back with fresh proposals-Sapin. PARIS, July 6- France urged Greece on Monday to come back to the negotiating table with new proposals, insisting a cash-for-reform deal was possible even as the country's resounding' No' vote prompted growing German calls for its exit from the euro zone. President Francois Hollande, who welcomes Germany's Angela...

  • BERLIN— Merkel's spokesman says new Greek aid talks depend on proposals the country makes.

  • BERLIN— German factory orders dipped in May as orders from other countries in the eurozone slipped back following a large gain the previous month. The Economy Ministry said Monday that orders in Europe's biggest economy were down 0.2 percent compared with the previous month. Demand from inside Germany was off 0.6 percent while orders from outside the...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece:. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned, saying he was told shortly after the Greek referendum result that the other eurozone finance ministers and Greece's other creditors would prefer he not attend the ministers' meetings. The president of the eurozone finance ministers' group,...

  • *China shares struggle to rally despite Beijing support measures. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 6- Asian stocks hit a six-month trough and the euro stumbled on Monday after a Greek vote against austerity measures endangered its future in the single currency and raised the risk of a full-blown crisis in the euro zone. A rush from risk took MSCI's broadest index of...

  • But as celebrations died down early Monday, Greece entered a second week of severe restrictions on financial transactions and faced the prospect of even limited amounts of cash drying out, with no prospect of an immediate infusion. Greece imposed the restrictions to stem a bank run after the vote was called and its bailout program expired.

  • *China shares rally as Beijing steps up support measures. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 6- Asian stocks and the euro stumbled on Monday after a Greek vote against austerity measures endangered its future in the single currency and raised the risk of a full-blown crisis in the euro zone. Japan's Nikkei share index fell 1.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 6- The euro and stock prices fell sharply in Asia on Monday after the Greeks had overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money, putting in doubt its continued place in the single currency. U.S. equity futures dropped around 1.4 percent while Japan's Nikkei shares fell 1.4 percent and MSCI's broadest index of...

  • LONDON, July 5- If Greece's' No' vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying. "The EU project is now dying," said Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, an anti-EU party which won 12.6 percent of the vote-- but just one seat-- in Britain's May 7...

  • *Referendum set to decide Greece's future in euro. ATHENS, July 5- Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" on Sunday in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro. "The negotiations which will start must be concluded...

  • *Referendum set to decide Greece's future in euro. ATHENS, July 5- Opinion polls released after Greece's bailout referendum on Sunday showed the' No' vote ahead, suggesting voters had defied warnings from across Europe that rejection of the creditors' terms would set their country on a path out of the euro. Athens' partners have warned over the past week that a' No' vote...

  • *Once-biggest exporter to Iran overtaken by China, Korea. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, July 5- Martin Herrenknecht, founder of a company in southern Germany that is a world leader in tunnel-boring equipment, has been carefully preparing for the day when Iran reopens for business. It has maintained an office there, anticipating a day when Iran reaches a nuclear deal with...

  • FRANKFURT, July 5- Berlin is wooing private investors including Macquarie and JP Morgan to take a stake in its much-delayed new international airport, German newspaper Bild wrote on Sunday. He said the company was in a "pre-notification phase" with the European Commission, in which it has to demonstrate the potential return on investment for any private...

  • ATHENS, July 5- Greeks voted on Sunday in a referendum that could determine their future in Europe's common currency, with banks shuttered, the treasury empty and a population desperate, angry and so deeply split that the outcome was too close to call. His European partners, however, say rejection would set Greece on a path out of the euro, with potentially...

  • BERLIN, July 5- Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann has warned Angela Merkel's cabinet that a Greek exit from the euro zone would rip billions of euros out of the German budget, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Sunday, citing government sources. The paper said that Weidmann had warned that the costs of a Grexit would hit Bundesbank profits, which flow...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy. It was a decisive victory for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who had gambled the future of...

  • *Creditors say Greece's euro membership at stake. ATHENS, July 5- Greece voted on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. Investors and European policymakers say a rejection would set Greece on a...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece:. The final results of Greece's bailout referendum are in, with all 19,159 precincts reporting. The president of the eurozone finance ministers' group, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, calls the outcome of Sunday's referendum "very regrettable for the future of Greece."