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  • BRUSSELS, Dec 17- Five years after Greece sparked a sovereign debt crisis that threatened the euro's survival, the country again has the potential to rattle its currency partners if Greeks have to elect a new government next month. This is because almost 90 percent of Greek debt is now held by official creditors-- euro zone governments-- and, after the 2012...

  • Crucial Greek presidential vote fails in 1st round Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    A second round, which also would require 200 for a victory, will now be held on Dec. 23, while a third round will take place on Dec. 29, when a tally of 180 votes will suffice. The votes come amid stalled negotiations between bailed-out Greece and its international creditors. The renewed political instability has roiled international markets, sending Greece's...

  • Petros Doukas, former deputy finance minister of Greece, says radical left group Syriza will have to "U-turn" on its anti-austerity policy if its gets into government as it will face the "harsh reality" of the Troika's demands.

  • Greece in a 'national crisis': Business group  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Speaking ahead of the first round of voting in the Greek presidential election, Konstantinos Michalos, president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says the country is facing a "national crisis" and needs a "national coalition" of the major political parties.

  • Samaras acting like he doesn't want election win: ex-MP  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Elena Panaritis, founder of Thought 4 Action and former PASOK MP, says that Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is not strongly supporting his candidate for the presidential election.

  • Greek presidential election: Why it matters  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley explains how tonight's Greek's presidential vote will work and what it could mean for the country's government.

  • Will Greece president vote lead to snap polls?  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    Andrew Naylor, Executive Director at Cicero Group, discusses the possibility of Greece seeing a snap election, as the country's parliament holds the first round of ballot for a new president.

  • Rouble woes won't impact global markets: PNC  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:38 PM ET

    Bill Adams, Senior International Economist at PNC, says factors like cheaper oil and a floating exchange rate system put the world economy in a better position to cope with Russia's crisis.

  • Greece's early presidential vote a close call: Pro  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    Domenico Lombardi, Director of The Centre for International Governance Innovation, weighs the odds of Prime Minister Samaras garnering enough support for his preferred candidate.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Greece's future in the euro zone may hang in the balance once more, but investors believe the market fallout from any current political turbulence can be insulated, unlike during the region's sovereign debt crisis of 2012.. In fact, an HSBC list of the 10 biggest market risks for 2015 does not even mention Greece, even though if the Greek parliament...

  • EU promises Greece 'lighter surveillance' Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece is on course to end a draconian bailout program in February and switch to "much lighter surveillance," European Union Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Tuesday. Greece has been given a two-month extension to conclude bailout program negotiations after weeks of deadlocked talks on new cost-cutting measures demanded by the "...

  • EU: Greek defiance on debt would be 'suicidal' Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— A refusal by Greece to repay bailout debts would be "suicidal" for the country, the European Union's top finance official said Monday in a clear warning to the country's popular opposition. Moscovici's two-day visit went ahead despite stalled negotiations between Greece and bailout creditors, and took place ahead of a parliamentary vote that...

  • ATHENS, Dec 13- Greece's radical leftist opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras, accused Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Saturday of sowing fear in the country to win support for a presidential vote the government must win to avoid a snap election. Tsipras's Syriza party, which wants to tear up Greece's EU/IMF bailout deal, is likely to win an election, polls show, and...

  • ATHENS, Dec 13- Greece's radical leftist opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras, accused Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Saturday of sowing fear in the country to win support for a presidential vote the government must win to avoid a snap election. Tsipras's Syriza party, which wants to tear up Greece's EU/IMF bailout deal, is likely to win an election, polls show, and...

  • Greek Crisis 2.0? Not quite yet Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    A fast read on the situation in Greece:. Those measures would support the other eurozone countries and help keep markets from losing confidence in them even if something disruptive happens in Greece. Q: What happened in Greece to trigger all this?

  • European shares set for biggest weekly loss in 3 years Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    The broad STOXX Europe 600 has lost 5.2 percent during the week, representing a wipeout in market capitalisation of roughly $468 billion, nearly twice the size of Greece's GDP. Saipem dropped 5 percent on Friday, hitting a 10- year low, while Royal Dutch Shell was down 2.4 percent, Repsol down 4.8 percent and CGG down 4.6 percent. Crude has dropped more than 45...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct; Greece's ATG down 7.4 pct. LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, Dec 11- Euro zone shares snapped a three-day losing streak on Thursday, taking their lead from gains on Wall Street after some stronger-than-expected consumer spending data from the United States. If Prime Minister Antonis Samaras fails to secure victory for his presidential candidate, snap...

  • Are investors 'tired of Europe'?  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    After Greece's snap election announcement, Karen Olney, head of European thematic strategy at UBS, discusses the economic risks associated with Greece and Europe; and how that could change in 2015.

  • Greek stocks plunge further as elections loom Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    Snap elections are the best way to ensure stability in Greece, a senior policymaker told CNBC, despite stocks falling nearly 13% on news of the vote.

  • Greece: Markets hit as presidential vote in doubt Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Shares on the Athens Stock Exchange suffered more heavy losses Thursday, as the governing coalition appeared short of the support needed to stop the government collapsing in a parliamentary vote this month. Meanwhile the yield on Greece's 10- year-bond jumped to nearly 9 percent, way above levels thought as sustainable. Even though Greece has...