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  • ATHENS, May 30- Greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its anti-austerity program to make that happen, the country's interior minister said Saturday. Greece and its EU/IMF creditors have been locked in talks for months on a cash-for-reforms deal and pressure is growing for a deal,...

  • We are in the middle of a currency war: Strategist Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    A woman walks past an exchange office in Moscow.

    BofA Merrill Lynch's David Woo said that we are currently in the middle of a currency war in which the Fed is unable to play.

  • Jack Lew urges broad deal on Greece, details later Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks at a press conference at the IMF/WB Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.

    Greece and its creditors need to quickly agree on a deal to address the crisis and then work out the details, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.

  • Lagarde's Greece comment corrected by German paper Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde and German Bundesbank Governor Jens Weidmann chat prior to the group photo of finance ministers, central bank governors, and global financial institution heads during a meeting of finance ministers of the G7 group of nations on May 28, 2015 in Dresden, Germany. The G7 finance ministers are meeting ahead of the upcoming G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in June. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde had been quoted by a German newspaper as saying a Greek exit from the euro zone was a "possibility."

  • *European shares fall amid impasse on Greece talks. NEW YORK, May 29- Global equity markets and bond yields fell on Friday, weighed by data that showed the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter and by conflicting signals from Greece's debt talks. Conflicting reports that Athens was close to clinching a reforms-for-cash deal with its creditors pushed...

  • Greek deal: Still a game of chicken?   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Greek deal: Still a game of chicken?

    Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, discusses why he thinks the "real deadline" for a Greek deal will be at the end of June.

  • Greece needs to make tough decisions: Lew   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Greece needs to make some tough decisions: Lew

    Jack Lew, U.S. treasury secretary, says that there needs to be some flexibility from institutions and some tough policy commitment implemented in Greece.

  • Volatility from Greece is good: Pro   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Volatility from Greece is good: Pro

    Scott Wren, Wells Fargo, and David Woo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discuss volatility in the currency markets ahead of the Greece debt deadline and forecast jobs data and GDP.

  • *Gold recovers from previous day's 2 1/ 2- week low. LONDON, May 29- Gold edged up from Thursday's 2 1/ 2- week low, supported by a softer dollar and uncertainty over Greece's debt talks, but remained under pressure on Friday from expectations U.S. interest rates might rise soon. "The recent surge in the dollar, which pushed crude oil prices lower, has put pressure on gold,"...

  • DRESDEN, Germany, May 29- The United States warned on Friday of a possible accident for the world economy if Greece and its creditors miss their June deadlines to avert a debt default. With Athens struggling to make repayments due next month, the debt stand-off between Greece and its European Union partners overshadowed a meeting of policymakers from the Group...

  • DRESDEN, Germany, May 29- Greece and its creditors need to quickly agree on a broad deal to address the Greek debt crisis and then work out the details before Athens hits deadlines for repayments, U.S. Greece and its creditors from the euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund are trying to hammer out a cash-for-reforms deal that would prevent the...

  • This is what markets are watching Friday Friday, 29 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Be it the result of port strikes or some weird seasonal factor, expectations are U.S. growth contracted in the first quarter and just how much may be an important factor in markets Friday.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Bank deposits in Greece have hit their lowest in more than a decade, according to data released Friday, as Greeks concerned about the painfully slow pace of their government's talks with bailout creditors withdrew savings in an orderly but steady flow. European Central Bank figures showed more than 5 billion euros left in April, in a trend that...

  • LONDON, May 29- Gold steadied off the previous session's 2-1/ 2 week low on Friday, supported by uncertainty over Greece's debt talks, but still under pressure from expectations that a rise in U.S. interest rates may come soon. Spot gold was at $1,188.30 an ounce at 0915 GMT, little changed from late on Thursday, while U.S. gold futures for June delivery were up 30 cents...

  • *Syngenta boosted by speculation about higher bid. LONDON, May 29- European shares fell on Friday, setting them on course for a weekly loss, as investors were unnerved by conflicting signals from Greece's debt talks and data showing private loan growth in the euro zone stalled last month. "It's just Greece, Greece and Greece," David Madden, a market analyst at IG, said.

  • Greek people want a deal: Gallo   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Greek people want a deal: Gallo

    Alberto Gallo, head of macro credit research at RBS, explains why one missed IMF payment doesn't mean a Grexit.

  • Greek deal to be struck eventually: OECD's Gurria

    Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the OECD, tells CNBC that a deal with Greece will be struck eventually, given that everyone involved understands the importance of a "happy conclusion."

  • Dedicated to keeping Greece in EU: Moscovici   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    Dedicated to keeping Greece in EU: Moscovici

    EU Economic Affairs Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, tells CNBC that there has been more progress in Greek debt negotiations over the last three weeks than in the last three months.

  • *Gold supported by easier dollar. SINGAPORE, May 29- Gold was hovering above a 2-1/ 2- week low on Friday as the dollar gave back some of its recent gains, but the metal was still headed for a second straight weekly decline on the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates. "The market looks set to continue to trade in a $1,180- $1,195 range with a break to the downside looking...

  • *MSCI Asia-Pacific index flat, gives up earlier gains. TOKYO, May 29- Chinese share markets extended a bruising selloff on Friday after the previous day's plunge, while the dollar took a breather from a sharp run up this week. The slide in China forced Asian markets off earlier gains, with the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan flat.