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  • Greek leader: negotiating debt solution a priority Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:37 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's new leftist prime minister says his government's top priorities are negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt problems and dealing with what he describes as a humanitarian crisis. But he said Greece would not meet a bailout requirement to produce surpluses. The plan also aims to find "realistic proposals" on how to make...

  • Europe stocks dip; Greek shares extend retreat Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:46 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 28- European shares dipped in early trading on Wednesday, with Greek stocks extending their sell-off sparked by the victory of leftwing Syriza party in Sunday's election. Shares of Greek utility PPC and Greece's biggest port, Piraeus Port Authority, fell by 6.6 and 8.3 percent respectively after the new government said it would freeze privatization...

  • ATHENS, Jan 27- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatisation of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signalling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Promising to reverse budget cuts and renegotiate Greece's huge debts, Tsipras's leftist...

  • Greek markets slide on fears of clash with creditors Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    *Bank stocks plummet, pulling down Athens index. LONDON, Jan 27- Greek borrowing costs jumped and a dive in bank stocks dragged down the Athens bourse on Tuesday, after weekend elections resulted in an anti-bailout government that looks set on a collision course with the country's creditors. This was up four percentage points since Sunday's vote although down...

  • Greek FM: Hope to find common ground  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Yanis Varoufakis, new Greek Finance Minister about his country's plan to find agreement with the ECB and its European partners to pay back its debt.

  • ATHENS, Jan 27- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans on Tuesday, signaling he has no intention of backing away from election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Promising to reverse budget cuts and renegotiate Greece's huge debts, Tsipras's leftist Syriza party stormed to...

  • EU: No direct financial risk yet  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, explains why he doesn't think contagion is likely when it comes to Greece.

  • Cashin connects dots on strong dollar stock drop Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Art Cashin

    Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, told CNBC on Tuesday that stocks were falling sharply in early trading because of an "ugly buffet" of news.

  • *Caterpillar shares slide as low oil prices hurt profit. *Microsoft shares tumble a day after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, weighed by company earnings results including those of sector bellwethers Microsoft and Caterpillar.

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    Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz chief economic adviser, discusses how Fed policy is impacting currency movements and the markets. The first big risk is un-hedged companies, says El-Erian.

  • Greek market spirals as clash with creditors looms Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:43 AM ET

    Greece's malaise also weighed on other low-rated bonds, although the blow was cushioned by the prospect of the European Central Bank's new bond-buying scheme due to begin in March. "There is a general anxiety about the situation in Greece and how it is all going to play out," said Jakob Christensen, senior economist at distressed debt brokerage Exotix.

  • Greece elections aftermath  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the fallout from the Greek elections and proposed legislation from the newly-elected leader.

  • *Varoufakis says will not "put up or shut up". ATHENS, Jan 27- Economics professor Yanis Varoufakis confirmed he would become Greece's next finance minister on Tuesday, promising to defy advice to "put up or shut up" and find solutions that favor all Europeans rather than just Greeks. After two years of waiting in the wings, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line with eurozone lenders in an effort to write off a massive chunk of rescue debt. Economist Yanis Varoufakis, 53— who has described the bailout as "fiscal waterboarding"— took up the...

  • LONDON, Jan 27- The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of the U.S. Although core bond yields held near those lows, lower-rated yields edged higher after Europe signalled it would not yield to a new Greek...

  • Greece needs a haircut: Ex-EU advisor  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    Philippe Legrain, former economic advisor to the President of the European Commission, says Greece's debt is unsustainable and the country needs a haircut.

  • After elections, what's next for Greece?  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 10:10 PM ET

    Marie Owens Thomsen, Chief Economist at Credit Agricole Private Banking and Eswar Prasad, Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, discuss the outlook for Greece.

  • Euro's rebound will be short-lived: StanChart  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:46 PM ET

    Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says the euro is consolidating and adopting a "wait and see attitude" after last week's steep declines.

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 27- London copper slipped on Tuesday as its poor fundamentals came back into focus as a relief rally sparked by a calmer reaction to the Greek election results than anticipated sputtered out. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slipped by 0.4 percent to $5,558 a tonne by 0140 GMT, paring 1.3 percent gains from the previous session when...