• "In Greece, democracy will return," the party's 40- year-old leader Alexis Tsipras told a throng of cameras as he voted in Athens. "The message is that our common future in Europe is not the future of austerity." A Syriza win would represent another turning point for Europe after last week's announcement by the European Central Bank of a massive injection of cash into...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's battle against crippling debts, with a radical left party favored to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout. The Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras has remained firmly ahead of conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras'...

  • Euro zone bond yields hit new record lows after the European Central Bank unveiled its QE programme- just what the doctor, or at least ECB chief Mario Draghi, ordered. While the composition of a new coalition government may not be quickly known, the prospect of a strong showing for the far-left Syriza party raises the spectre of a clash between Athens on the one hand...

  • Syriza win in Greece won't be a disaster for EU Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    The national flag of Greece and the flag of the European Union fly above a government building on January 23, 2015 in Athens.

    Worries about a Syriza win in the Greek elections sparking a euro-zone contagion of sovereign default are overhyped. Here's why.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— Germany has not modelled a potential Greek exit— the so-called "Grexit"— from the 19- nation eurozone, Germany's finance minister insisted Friday, two days ahead of a Greek election that may bring an anti-bailout party to power in Athens. While praising Greece's better-than-expected efforts to get its economy in order, Schaeuble warned that...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 23- Greece will have to ask for a new extension to its euro zone bailout programme before 1.8 billion euros in pending aid can be paid, a senior euro zone official said on Friday, stressing that a new government must first be in place to do so. Although the International Monetary Fund will continue to back Athens, the country needs to be under an European...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner. Opinion polls ahead of Sunday's closely-watched national election agree: The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has vowed to rewrite the terms of Greece's international bailout, is poised to defeat Prime...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Greek shares led euro zone stock markets higher on Friday, boosted before Sunday's pivotal elections by the European Central Bank's decision to buy government bonds. The bond-buying scheme helped Greece's ATG share index rise 5.2 percent, with Attica Bank, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank up between 11.6 percent and 8.8 percent.

  • KOROPI, Greece, Jan 23- Nearly three years since entering parliament after rousing rallies and food handouts, Greece's far-right Golden Dawn is running a much quieter campaign for Sunday's election from a high-security prison. "The television stations might present as knife-wielders, criminals, uneducated, immature but as you can see... they represent the best...

  • 'ECB QE is good news for European assets': Pro  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director at Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, discusses the larger-than-expected stimulus unveiled by the European Central Bank on Thursday and its impact on European assets.

  • 'Neither will win' from Greek election: Pro  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, President at Australian Institute of International Affairs in New South Wales, discusses his outlook for Greece as the nation heads into a general election that could determine whether it stays in the euro zone.

  • After ECB, Greek elections the next market hurdle Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:52 PM ET
    Alexis Tsipras, opposition leader and head of the leftist Syriza party, waves at supporters during a campaign rally in central Athens, Greece, Janu. 22, 2015.

    With the ECB signing up for large bond purchases, the next obstacle for the EU are elections Sunday in Greece.

  • Box financials 'ugly': Pro  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:40 PM ET

    Rett Wallace, Triton Research co-founder and CEO, provides insight into Box's key investors; financials and competitors.

  • Radical leftist in Greece's future?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:40 PM ET

    A snap election Sunday will determine the direction of Greece's future. Details, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Portfolio picks after ECB's big move  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:27 PM ET

    Trades to buy or avoid after the ECB's bond buying program announcement, with Kevin Kelly, Recon Capital Partners.

  • Greek reforms? It's not clear they ever happened Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Pharmacist George Bacacos, right, behind the counter at his drugstore.

    Austerity reforms caused an uproar in Greece, but were they really ever implemented in the first place?

  • Tsipras is Greece's unlikely man of the moment. His radical left Syriza party is poised to win Greece's general election on Sunday— riding a wave of anger over austerity measures imposed as a condition for an international bailout. The prospect of victory for the traditionally far-left party that vows to challenge Greece's rescue package rattled...

  • AP PHOTOS: Faces of voters ahead of key Greece elections Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Six years of deep recession, galloping unemployment and repeated income cuts have jolted the average Greek out of a relatively comfortable— albeit often credit-fueled— lifestyle. For many, Sunday's national elections are payback time for any party involved in government since the crisis broke in 2009, unleashing waves of unpopular austerity...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- European government borrowing rates plummeted to record lows, the euro weakened and stock markets rallied on Thursday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond buying programme. The stubbornly stagnant euro zone economy and falling consumer prices in the currency bloc prompted the ECB to unveil a 60 billion euro a month...

  • QE for everyone... except Greece  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses the European central bank's QE program and takes a close look at Greek debt.