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  • BRUSSELS, April 21- Jacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man. An eminence grise as respected among France's political elite as in the heart of the law-drafting European Commission, de Larosiere finds himself at the nexus of finance and rulemaking, treading a fine line between lobbying and advice.

  • *Earnings depress Google, IBM in after-hours trade. LONDON, April 17- European shares fell and U.S. futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Thursday after disappointing results from tech heavyweights Google and IBM, while the dollar fell on dovish U.S.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Google, IBM cast shadow Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:23 AM ET

    *Earnings depress Google, IBM in after-hours trade. LONDON, April 17- European stocks dipped on Thursday as disappointing earnings from U.S. tech heavyweights Google and IBM dampened the previous session's upbeat tone on Wall Street, and the dollar weakened on dovish remarks from the Federal Reserve.

  • LONDON, April 16- Last Thursday morning investors queued around the block to buy the bonds of recent defaulter Greece, and by the end of the day were selling U.S. tech stocks furiously.

  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States.

  • Greek short-term borrowing costs tumble Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's borrowing costs in a short-term debt sale have tumbled, days after the country returned to the international bond markets. Greece raised 1.625 billion euros in Tuesday's sale, which was 2.73 times oversubscribed.

  • ANALYSIS-"Great Stretch" to secure Greek debt return Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    Greece made a successful, if artificially engineered, return to the long-term capital markets last week for the first time since its international bailout in 2010, and just two years after imposing heavy losses on its private creditors.

  • Greek police clash with retail employee protesters Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Hundreds of protesters battled with riot police in one of the Greek capital's main shopping districts. No injuries or damage have been reported. Left-wing activists and the Greek Orthodox Church oppose the extension of Sunday shopping for different reasons.

  • ATHENS, April 11- German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Friday to continue backing Greece, one day after the debt-laden country tapped bond markets for the first time since its international bailout began four years ago.

  • Greece still has a long way to go: IMF Europe head Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Central Athens, Greece

    The IMF's director for Europe refused to rule out Greece needing a further bailout, despite the success of its bond issue earlier during the week.

  • Greece is 'not there yet': S&P's Kraemer     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at S&P, highlights that while Greece has achieved a lot, its economy below pre-crisis levels.

  • Greece still has way to go: IMF Europe head     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The perception of Greece in the financial market has changed, says Reza Moghadam, director of the IMF's European department, adding however that the country still has large financial needs.

  • LONDON, April 11- Greek bond yields rose on Friday as investors booked profits on the rally that preceded Greece's return to debt markets, with even its sought-after new five-year bond succumbing to selling pressure. "The euphoria is fading after yesterday's deal," said Owen Callan, a senior analyst at Danske Bank.

  • ATHENS, April 11- German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens on Friday, a symbolic visit to mark the economic rehabilitation of a nation that over the past four years has threatened the stability of Europe and its single currency. Merkel's visit, which comes the day after Greece returned to international bond markets, will be brief.

  • Greek yields rise as market comeback euphoria fades Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    LONDON, April 11- Greek bond yields rose on Friday as investors booked profits on the rally that preceded Greece's return to debt markets, although its new five-year bond held up relatively well in early trading.

  • Rally expected in new Greek bonds when trade begins Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 5:12 AM ET

    LONDON, April 11- Yields on Greece's new five-year bonds, sold in the bailed-out country's return to markets after a four-year absence, were expected to fall below the sale price when they began trading on Friday.

  • Elena Panaritis, economist and founder at Thought 4 Action, says that while the Greek bond auction signals the country is doing better, the country needs to continue with its structural reform programs.

  • What's driving demand for Greek debt     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Marius Daheim, senior government bond analyst at Bayerische Landesbank, discusses the successful Greek bond sale and why investors are so quick to buy European peripheral debt.

  • Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:19 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel— the lead advocate of eurozone austerity— for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets. "Greece has honored its pledges," Merkel said at a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens.

  • Greeks seeing 'light at end of tunnel': Pro     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Yianos Kontopoulos, group CIO of Eurobank Ergasias, says the Greek economy is improving after the country made a strong return to the bond market.

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