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  • *Europe lifted by earnings, Greece optimism. LONDON, April 24- Global equity markets rode to new all-time highs on Friday, with positive corporate updates in Europe and a post-dotcom-boom peak for the U.S. There were also some positive signs from previously deadlocked negotiations between Greece and its international creditors, with Athens offering...

  • Not enough pressure on Greece: Piccoli   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Not enough pressure on Greece: Piccoli

    Can we put money on Greece delivering soon? Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, doesn't think so.

  • *Varoufakis says Athens willing to consider tax commission. RIGA, April 24- Greece offered some concessions on Friday on reforms demanded by international lenders in return for new funding before Athens runs out of money, but euro zone creditors said negotiations needed to speed up to get a deal by June. Merkel, in a comment seen as underlining the determination...

  • RIGA, Latvia— Greece remains at loggerheads with its European creditors on an economic reform program required to unlock bailout loans the country will need to avoid defaulting in coming months and crashing out of the euro. Just two months ago, Greece secured an agreement from the eurozone to get the remaining money in its bailout fund— 7.2 billion euros— but only...

  • Greece needs time to privatize: Analyst   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Greece needs time to privatize: Analyst

    Danny Tennengauzer, head of EM research and global FX strategy at RBC, says Greece needs time to complete privatization plans.

  • Beware of a contagion if Greece leaves EU: UBS   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:43 PM ET
    Beware of a contagion if Greece leaves EU: UBS

    Paul Donovan, MD and senior global economist at UBS, outlines the "hideous" consequences of a "Grexit."

  • This professor still thinks 'Grexit' will occur   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    This professor still thinks 'Grexit' will occur

    Despite rapidly running out of cash, Greece continues to alienate its "friends" in the euro zone, says Stefan Auer, associate professor in European Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

  • Cramer Remix: And then there were three... Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:03 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer’s revealing the triple threat in this market.

  • What's holding back a Greek bailout deal   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    What's holding back a Greek bailout deal

    Fariborz Moshirian, director of the Institute of Global Finance and Professor of Finance at the University of New South Wales Business School, says Greece isn't providing details about labor and pension reforms.

  • Cramer: Insanely easy to own this stock right now Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    A menu sits on a table at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Louisville, Ky.

    Jim Cramer is salivating over this stock and how easy it is to own in the current market environment.

  • *Merkel wants to keep Greece in euro zone, avoid default- EU aide. BRUSSELS, April 23- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday everything must be done to prevent Greece running out of money before it reaches a cash-for-reform deal with its international creditors amid heightened concern that Athens is nearing the brink. Their talks came a day before euro...

  • Merkel says must prevent Greece running out of cash Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 23- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that everything must be done to prevent Greece running out of money before a reform-for-cash deal is reached with its international creditors. Speaking after a private meeting which she described as "constructive" with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the sidelines of a European...

  • Dollar dips, euro rises, as Greek fears fade Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:23 PM ET

    The dollar fell against most other major currencies on Thursday, while the euro rose on waning fears of a Greek default.

  • PARIS, April 23- The risk that Greece would have to leave the euro if it has to accept more austerity is no bluff, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told a French magazine, saying that no one could predict what the consequences of such an exit would be. In a conversation with philosopher Jon Elster conducted at the end of March and published in France's...

  • ATHENS, April 23- Greek construction magnate Leonidas Bobolas told Reuters on Thursday he was upset by the way authorities had arrested him to make him pay back taxes, in a campaign by Athens to crack down on evasion. Bobolas, managing director of Greece's biggest construction firm Ellaktor and whose family also owns newspapers, was detained on suspicion of tax...

  • Why is Greece flirting with the Russians? Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attend a joint press conference at the Kremlin on April 8, 2015 in Moscow, Russia.

    Is the midst of a financial meltdown, Greece seeks cash and a pipeline deal from the Russians. But any agreement will need EU approval.

  • *Merkel wants to keep Greece in euro zone, avoid default- EU aide. The leftist Greek premier met the conservative German leader before an emergency European Union summit on migration, a day before euro zone finance ministers meet in Riga to review progress-- or the lack of it-- in slow-moving negotiations between Athens and its international lenders.

  • Will Greece and Eurogroup ever agree?   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Will Greece and Eurogroup ever agree?

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, says there's still no real agreement being reached between the Eurogroup and Greek officials, with the Eurogroup seeming pretty "cynical."

  • BRUSSELS, April 23- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a speeding up of the process to conclude a reform-for-cash deal with euro zone creditors after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, a Greek official said. The official said the short meeting on the sidelines of a European Union summit in Brussels- their first since Tsipras...

  • German banks lead in foreign loans to Greeks - BIS data Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    ZURICH, April 23- German banks have the most cross-border lending exposure to borrowers in Greece, followed by U.S. and British lenders, data from the end of last year show. Of the nearly $46.8 billion owed abroad by borrowers in Greece, German banks accounted for $13.3 billion, U.S. banks $12.7 billion and British banks $12.2 billion, data compiled by the Bank for...