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  • Greek uncertainty curbs European stock gains Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    *FTSE up but pares gains as UK external deficit rises. LONDON, Dec 23- A fall in Greek stocks kept a lid on gains in European equities on Tuesday, as the Athens bourse was hit by the prospect of early elections that could put Greece's rescue package at risk. The Bank of Spain raised its economic forecast while Portugal's budget deficit shrank.

  • LONDON, Dec 23- Weak sentiment in China halted a four-day rally in emerging market stocks on Tuesday, though there was no stopping the resurgent rouble as steadier oil and central bank muscle-flexing lifted it to a two-week high. The MSCI emerging stocks benchmark was down 0.5 percent after falls of as much as 4 percent in bank and infrastructure firms' shares had...

  • *Nutreco falls as Cargill drops takeover bid. *FTSE up but pares gains as UK external deficit rises. Dutch animal feed company Nutreco also fell, sliding 5 percent after U.S. commodities company Cargill said it was dropping a bid for Nutreco.

  • By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas. ATHENS, Dec 23- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed to capture the support needed to elect a new president in a second round of voting on Tuesday and now needs another 12 votes in the final round next week to avert a snap general election. Parliament must elect a president or a general election would have to be held...

  • PARIS, Dec 23- Greek shares fell on Tuesday before a second round of a presidential vote that could take Athens closer to early elections, derailing EU/IMF-led reforms and raising the risk of another economic setback. At 0900 GMT, Athens's ATG share index was down 1.9 percent. If parliament fails to appoint a president, a general election must be held by early...

  • Greek lawmakers fail to elect president in round 2 Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president Thursday, stoking concerns the country is fast approaching early elections that would likely sweep the main anti-bailout opposition party to power. Fears of protracted instability in Greece have grown in recent weeks, putting pressure on the country's financial markets. Investors think early...

  • Greek prosecutor rejects lawmaker's bribe claims Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker's allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country's fraught presidential vote. Court officials said Monday that prosecutor Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos said last week's claim by Pavlos Haikalis, a lawmaker from a small opposition right-wing...

  • Europe stocks end higher; Greek shares rally Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct, FTSE 100 up 0.5 pct. *France's Soitec tumbles after profit warning. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index advanced by 0.5 percent, Germany's DAX gained 0.8 percent, France's CAC rose 0.3 percent while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index climbed 0.4 percent, to 1,367.00 points.

  • *France's Soitec tumbles after profit warning. PARIS, Dec 22- A rebound in most energy shares drove European equities higher on Monday, while Greece's bourse was also boosted by the country's prime minister offering to bring pro-European independents into the government. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index advanced by 0.6 percent, Germany's DAX gained 0.7...

  • LONDON, Dec 22- Rising energy shares drove European equities higher on Monday, while Greece's bourse also advanced after the country's prime minister offered on Sunday to bring pro-European independents into the government. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index advanced by 0.9 percent, Germany's DAX progressed by 0.6 percent, France's CAC rose 1 percent while...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 21- Malicious software likely linked to China was used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. He said the latest attack was very recent and one timestamp associated with the Java file was from Dec. 16, the same day Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with Afghanistan's chief...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 21- Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. He said the latest attack was very recent and one timestamp associated with the Java file was from Dec. 16, the same day Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited Kazakhstan to...

  • Greek prime minister open to 2015 early elections Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's prime minister says early general elections could be called by the end of 2015 if the current legislature can elect a president and if negotiations with the country's creditors on post-bailout aid are completed. Antonis Samaras on Sunday pleaded for lawmakers to "listen to their conscience... the national interest and common sense."

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 19- European Central Bank officials are considering ways to ensure weak countries that stand to gain most from a fresh round of money printing bear more of the risk and cost. Such a move could help persuade a reluctant Germany to back plans to buy state bonds. But while the idea may help overcome opposition in Germany, which is worried that fresh money...

  • INTERVIEW-Tsipras vows to break Greece's "bad spell" Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    *Tsipras committed to keeping Greece in euro. In an interview at his party headquarters in a gritty Athens district, Tsipras sought to reassure markets wary of Syriza sweeping into power, saying he was committed to keeping Greece in the euro and keeping the budget balanced before debt costs. "The fear-mongering of 2012 and the fear today that if Syriza comes to...

  • Presidential vote could still reach 180 votes  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Discussing last night's presidential vote in Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minister of administrative reform and e-governance in Greece says he believes that there is still a "fighting chance" for the coalition government to get the 180 votes.

  • Europe shares rally, led up by rebound for oil stocks Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 18- European stocks rose on Thursday, led higher by energy-related stocks as oil rose and by strength in financials after the U.S. At 1135 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 1.9 percent at 1,341.86 points. Oil companies topped the index, with Norway's Seadrill up 8.7 percent and Statoil up 6.4 percent, as Brent crude jumped 3...

  • Greek jobless rate dips further to 25.5 percent Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Official Greek figures show unemployment in the country fell further to 25.5 percent in the third quarter from 26.6 percent in the previous quarter. Thursday's figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority, which are not adjusted for seasonal factors, show that just over 1.2 million people are unemployed in Greece, which has a population of...

  • NPL problem 'contained': Piraeus Bank CEO  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Anthimos Thomopoulos, CEO of Piraeus Bank, says the lender's issues with non-performing loans are manageable.

  • Greek economy on 'virtuous path: Bank boss  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Anthimos Thomopoulos, CEO of Piraeus Bank, says markets are overreacting to the political risk in Greece and the economic fundamentals are improving.