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  • *Bond market closing its doors to Greece, analysts say. Ten-year borrowing costs shot up by more 80 basis points to 7.85 percent, their highest since February, partly reflecting a lack of faith in Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' ability to ensure Greece can fund itself in the market. The Athens stock market plunged 6.8 percent to 884.06 and was on track for its...

  • LONDON, Oct 15- Global growth worries put German bond yields on track for their biggest daily fall in over a year on Wednesday, while investors sold low-rated euro zone debt in echoes of the euro zone sovereign crisis that traumatised financial markets in 2012. Borrowing costs in Athens soared to near eight percent, a move that may jeopardise the government's...

  • European shares suffer biggest slide in nearly 3 years Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 15- A sell-off in European stocks accelerated on Wednesday, with a key index suffering its biggest one-day slide in nearly three years, as investors slashed exposure to risky assets such as equities on mounting worries about global growth. Greek equities featured among the worst losers, as Athens's benchmark ATG index succumbed to a second day of...

  • Greek stocks sink, bond yield surge threatens bailout exit Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    *Bond market closing its doors to Greece, analysts say. Ten-year borrowing costs shot up by more 80 basis points to 7.85 percent, their highest since February, partly reflecting a lack of faith in Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' ability to ensure Greece can fund itself in the market. At this level the market is closed for Greece, "said Alessandro Giansanti, senior...

  • *Europe's fear gauge VSTOXX hits 2- year high. PARIS, Oct 15- A sell-off in European stocks accelerated on Wednesday as investors slashed exposure to risky assets such as equities and oil on mounting worries about the pace of global growth. Greek equities featured among the top losers, as Athens's benchmark ATG index succumbed to a second day of selling pressure...

  • European shares extend losses; Greek stocks tumble Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 15- European stocks extended their steep losses on Wednesday following data showing U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in over a year, fueling worries of falling U.S. inflation. At 1253 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 2.1 percent at 1,265.71 points, a level not seen since early February. Greek equities featured...

  • Bund yields hit new lows as euro zone outlook weakens Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    *Fitch places France's AA+ ratings on negative watch. LONDON, Oct 15- German Bund yields fell to a record low on Wednesday as worries over a deteriorating euro zone economic outlook, fed by another credit rating blow for France, and "free falling" inflation expectations dominated the market. Yields jumped in Greece, where investors are worrying about the risk of snap...

  • "I don't expect debt sustainability for Greece to become a problem," Dijsselbloem told the Atlantic Council in Washington. "Greece has done better than expected," he said referring to the terms of the last bailout for Greece agreed in November 2012. The euro zone bailout for Greece comes to a close at the end of the year, although assistance form the International...

  • European market at lowest level in year     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody provides an update on the major declines in European stocks.

  • Crystal clear view of Europe     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera digs into European events hitting the stock market there, including dovish comments by ECB President Mario Draghi on Thursday.

  • CNBC's Seema Mody reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including the economic weakness facing Germany and Italy.

  • *Greece denies reports that EU/IMF visit ends abruptly. They said the inspectors were expected to leave this week for an annual conference of the IMF and World Bank in Washington. They will return to Athens after European bank stress tests are announced, Greek officials said.

  • ECB quietly pins its hopes on falling euro Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Oct 7- Grappling with an ailing euro zone economy and stagnant prices, the European Central Bank is hoping that help will come from something it cannot control: the value of the euro. As Washington prepares to stopper the supply of cheap money that has been helping it revive the United States, the euro has started to fall steeply against the dollar.

  • ATHENS, Oct 6- Greece's government unveiled its 2015 budget on Monday, promising a second year of growth and tax breaks aimed at easing austerity imposed after the country sank into its deepest post-war economic crisis. The budget largely confirmed targets for growth and a budget surplus before interest payments set under Greece's 240 billion euro EU/IMF...

  • Athens said it would issue a seven-year and 10- year bond as well as a Treasury bill of over 26 weeks next year, emboldened by a successful return to debt markets earlier this year following a four-year hiatus. Athens also confirmed it expects to report a budget surplus excluding interest payments of 2.9 percent of GDP next year, just shy of the 3 percent target set...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Euro zone bond yields rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank gave no new hints of an imminent sovereign bond buying programme, leading some in the market to scale back bets on this happening. ECB President Mario Draghi said after its latest policy meeting that it would buy bundles of loans and other forms of secured debt from mid-month in an...

  • *France postpones deficit reduction by a further two years. PARIS, Oct 1- France laid down the gauntlet to EU partners on Wednesday with a 2015 budget setting out how it would bring its borrowing back to within EU limits two years later than promised, a retreat it blamed on a fragile economy.

  • *Mood swing from austerity seen helping France's case. PARIS, Sept 30- From Athens to Madrid and Dublin to Rome, France can count on a sympathetic hearing in several European capitals in its campaign for leniency over the latest broken promise to bring its public finances into shape.

  • Anthimos Thomopoulos, CEO of Piraeus Bank, says the ECB's asset quality reviews will dispel concerns over the strength of the Greek banking system.

  • ECB QE 'on the cards': Piraeus Bank CEO     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Anthimos Thomopoulos, CEO of Piraeus Bank, says the quantitative easing from the ECB is "on the cards" but the central bank should not engage in a currency war.