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  • *Historic victory sets new challenge for Europe. ATHENS, Jan 26- Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday agreed to team up with a right-wing party to form a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. The trouncing of conservative Prime Minister Antonis...

  • LONDON, Jan 26- The euro and European shares and bonds shook off worries on Monday over Greek election winner Syriza's pledge to take on international lenders, a strong sign of confidence in the ECB's new money-printing program. Weakness in European shares lasted only for about two hours, although the main Athens index fell and Greek bond yields rose.

  • EU open to Greek debt extension, not forgiveness Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:46 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Jan 26- Europe showed a willingness on Monday to give Athens more time to pay back its debts, but little sign that it would yield to a new Greek government's demands of debt forgiveness. European Union leaders and policymakers responded to Greek anti-bailout party Syriza's election victory on Sunday with warnings that a debt restructuring for Greece...

  • While a fall of 5 percent would be quite large in major European stock markets, it is not exceptional in Athens, where six one-day drops of at least that much have been recorded since mid-October. "The expectation that there will be a government formed today and we will avoid a second round of elections should provide support," said Constantine Morianos, CEO of...

  • *Historic victory sets new challenge for Europe. ATHENS, Jan 26- Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras struck a deal with a right-wing party to form a government to confront international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party. There is an agreement in principle, " Panos Kammenos said after talks...

  • PARIS, Jan 26- Greek stocks fell on Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in the polls, though this damage failed to halt a broader rally in European equities driven by the European Central Bank's bond-buying plan. Athens's ATG index was down 1.3 percent at 0922 GMT, led lower by banking stocks such as Piraeus Bank, down 9 percent, and Alpha Bank,...

  • *Syriza victory in Greece stokes concerns over Europe instability. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras promised Greeks on Sunday that the five years of austerity imposed under bailout programmes worth 240 billion euros from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund were over. Expectations that a compromise can be reached between Athens and its...

  • Syriza's win brings concern  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    This weekend's elections in Greece -- and the possibility of a coalition with an extreme right-wing party -- has given rise to concerns about Greece. CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports.

  • PARIS, Jan 26- Top Greek shares slumped more than 5 percent at the open on Monday after Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures in the wake of its victory in a snap election. Athens' ATG stock index fell 5.2 percent, led lower by banking stocks. Piraeus Bank fell 14.5 percent and Alpha Bank dropped 11.6 percent.

  • FOREX-Euro steadies despite Greek worries Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:34 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 26- The euro regained a foothold in early deals in London on Monday, investors choosing to take some profit on two days of dramatic losses after the results of elections in Greece sent the single currency to an 11- year low. Dealers and analysts in London said the most likely next move was still down but that the European Central Bank's announcement of...

  • Syriza could perform a 'double U-turn': Pro  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    Konstantinos Botopoulos, chairman of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, discusses Syriza's policies following its election win and whether the party will be able to deliver.

  • Greece needs debt cut: German Green Party  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:40 AM ET

    Gerhard Schick, spokesperson on finance for the Greens in the German Parliament, says Greece needs a debt cut with conditions, following a Syriza win in the country's election.

  • Greece's Syriza to form gov't after election victory Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:33 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country's bailout. Stocks had fallen as much as 4 percent in Athens on Monday morning. Independent Greeks give a vote of confidence to Prime Minister Alexis...

  • Pavlos Yeroulanos, Greece's former tourism minister, says the "medicine" of austerity is not working and the European Union needs to understand that the country needs a new formula to boost growth.

  • *Shanghai copper hits downside limit, at lowest since July 2009. SINGAPORE, Jan 26- London copper tumbled as much as 3 percent on Monday to its lowest level since 2009 as a stronger dollar fueled an aggressive sell-off that dragged down prices in Shanghai by 5 percent. A slide in the euro to 11- year lows against the dollar after Greece's Syriza party promised to roll...

  • Greek leftist leader claims victory over austerity Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:56 AM ET
    Supporters of the opposition radical leftist Syriza party cheer at exit poll results which indicate that Syriza have a clear lead in Athens, Greece.

    Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" were over.

  • Former deputy finance minister of Greece Petros Doukas, says Syriza will not be able to deliver its promises regarding the renegotiation of debt.

  • *Euro hits 11- year low in knee-jerk reaction to Greece vote. *Investors see limited fallout from Greece in longer term. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to an 11- year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with...

  • ATHENS, Jan 26- Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party. Syriza won 149 seats in the 300- seat parliament in Sunday's election, two short of an absolute majority, but the result...

  • Speaking after Syriza won the Greek election, Geoffrey Yu, senior foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses what the result means for the euro.