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  • *Transaction volumes hit record high as Greece defaulted. LONDON, July 2- There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin. New customers depositing at least 50 euros with BTCGreece, the only Greece- based bitcoin exchange, open only to Greeks,...

  • It's been a long, eventful, seven days for Greece. CNBC recaps the big events that unfolded during this week-long Greek drama.

  • LONDON, July 3- Europe's vast service industry expanded faster than initially thought last month, surveys showed on Friday, speeding ahead despite warning signs that Greece might crash out of the euro zone. "While the economic situation is actually progressing and seems to be fairly stable you can't help thinking that there could be a significant reversal in...

  • VILNIUS, July 3- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio signaled on Friday that the ECB could loosen funding to Greek banks if Greeks vote' Yes' in a referendum on Sunday on whether or not to accept more austerity in return for aid. Constancio said the significance of the referendum was in making it more or less likely that an agreement could be...

  • *Moves modest in dramatic week for Athens. LONDON, July 3- Euro zone yields edged lower on Friday in a cautious market as uncertainty surrounded the outcome and consequences of a referendum on Greece's bailout. It has been a tumultuous week for Athens which has closed its banks, introduced capital controls and became the first developed country to default on an...

  • Everyone is nervous: French commissioner

    Jean Pisani-Ferry, commissioner general for policy planning in France, discusses the mood ahead of this weekend's Greek vote.

  • July 3- Eleni Katsamaki, who runs a fruit and vegetable stall at a market in the Athens suburb of Piraeus, is feeling one of the small, daily annoyances of the Greek bank shutdown particularly acutely. "Everyone's coming with the 20 euro notes they withdraw from the banks." The 60 euro daily limit has in many cases effectively dropped to 50 euros because supplies of 20...

  • US least exposed to Greece fallout: Fund manager

    Hugh Grieves, manager of CF Miton U.S. Opportunities Fund, discusses market reaction to this weekend's referendum.

  • *Euro STOXX 50 steady but set for biggest weekly drop since Dec. LONDON, July 3- A top euro zone share index was set for its biggest weekly fall this year on Friday, with focus on a crucial vote in Greece over its debt negotiations at the weekend. "The renewed focus on Greece and the uncertainty about the implications of an exit have once again become a dominant driver in...

  • Why a Grexit would be a 'catastrophe'

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global markets research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, talks about how markets could react to this weekend's Greek vote.

  • Europe 'has to step up' and help Greece

    Thodoris Georgakopoulos, a journalist based in Athens, discusses this weekend's referendum in Greece and the possible fallout.

  • LONDON, July 3- Euro zone business activity expanded at its fastest pace in four years last month as the European Central Bank's stimulus package more than offset fears Greece could crash out of the currency union, surveys showed. Speculation that Athens would miss a 1.6 billion-euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday heightened...

  • Greek vote result will be 'chaos and limbo'

    Philippe Legrain, former economic advisor to the president of the European Commission, says no matter what the result of the Greek referendum is, it will lead to "chaos and limbo."

  • ATHENS, July 3- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's plan to hold a referendum on Sunday on creditors' demands for austerity has prompted a breakdown in talks with lenders, forced Greece to shut banks and left its future in the euro in doubt. Greece's left-wing government has openly urged Greeks to vote' no'. But given Athens faces major debt payments later this...

  • ATHENS, July 3- Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the "No" vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country's future in the euro zone, a poll showed. With banks shuttered all week, cash withdrawals rationed and commerce seizing up, the vote could decide whether Greece gets another...

  • Alexis Tsipras told throngs of demonstrators at the main "no" rally in Athens' central Syntagma Square Friday that the referendum is not a choice about whether or not to stay in Europe, but a decision about living "in Europe with dignity." Tsipras said Greece won't abandon Europe "in the hands of those who want to drag her away from her democratic traditions.

  • Why there'll be no Grexit after referendum

    Apostolos Dedousopoulos, economics professor at Panteion University, discusses the possible outcomes of the Greek referendum.

  • Listen to Greek private sector: ILO chief

    Guy Ryder, director-general of the ILO, says getting the private sector in Greece working is "fundamental" to the economy.

  • What a Greek 'no' vote means for banks

    Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former ECB executive board member, says a "no" vote would leave the Greek banking system in an untenable position.

  • What happens after Greek referendum?

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley discusses the current mood in Greece and Kostas Arvanitis from Syriza Radio talks about what happens after the Greek referendum.