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  • The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3 Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 3:39 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— The latest news on Greece's financial woes:. A huge banner that urged Greek voters to reject a bailout deal from the country's creditors at Sunday's referendum has been taken down from the front of the Finance Ministry. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is sticking to her position that there can be no negotiations on a new aid package before Greece...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Their battle appears lost but Lisbon subway workers have walked off the job for the eighth time this year in protest against the government's decision to place the service in private hands. The second strike in just over a week Friday closed services and came days after the center-right government announced Spain's Grupo Avanza had won the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 7 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo participates in "Conversation on the Economy and Financial Regulation" before the Council on Foreign Relations- 1200 GMT. WINDSOR, Canada- Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will give a speech to the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce- 1610 GMT. LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Swiss...

  • New TAP Air Portugal owners vow expansion in US, Brazil Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 6:03 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— TAP Air Portugal's new owners said Wednesday they intend to expand operations to 10 more U.S. destinations and eight more in Brazil, while bringing more passengers from those countries into Europe. David Neeleman, whose Gateway consortium is paying 354 million euros for a 61 percent stake in the flag carrier, said at the formal signing ceremony...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- Unable to match China's offer of $250 billion in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways on Thursday to avoid being marginalized in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties. At a two-day summit with Latin American leaders in Brussels, European leaders briefly put aside concerns about Greece, Ukraine and...

  • *Profit up 66 pct in year to March 31. DUBLIN, May 26- Ryanair forecast a 10 percent rise in profit and passenger numbers in its current financial year as it targets more primary airports and improves its online offering to compete better with rivals such as easyJet and former flag carriers. Ryanair has made huge strides in catching up with rivals since launching...

  • SINTRA, Portugal, May 25- Celebrated among Europe's elite as a model of how to reform an economy after a debt binge, Portugal's enthusiasm for change has waned as Europe loses its appetite for further belt-tightening. They have declared Portugal, following on the heels of Ireland, a recovery success story after a debt crisis that started with a financial crash and...

  • *Private sector more indebted in Portugal than in Greece. LISBON, May 24- In Portugal, getting a loan is still harder than in almost any other country in the eurozone. Unlike in Spain, Italy or even Greece, credit to companies is still shrinking, but thanks to money printing by the European Central Bank, it may now be stabilizing, with loans to exporters on the rise.

  • Europe's well of sympathy for Greece runs dry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS/ VILNIUS, May 12- When radical leftist Alexis Tsipras stormed to victory in Greece's general election in late January, he briefly became an icon of the European left. French daily Liberation, founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, declared him "the new face of Europe", while everyone wanted to be photographed with the tieless Tsipras, 40, and his...

  • May 11- Brazilian telecom group Oi SA is reconsidering the sale of its African assets as relations improve with an estranged partner, Chief Executive Bayard Gontijo said on Monday. "We are changing the center of gravity from Lisbon to Brasilia," Gontijo said, adding that relations with Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos,...

  • LISBON, May 5- A long-expected consolidation of Brazil's telecoms industry that is likely to involve rivals Oi and TIM has run into delays but should go ahead in 2016, a representative of Oi's largest shareholder, Portugal Telecom SGPS, said on Tuesday. Rafael Mora, who is a board member of both PT and Oi, said changes to the shareholder structure of Telecom Italia-...

  • Street still sees rate hike—but smaller: Survey Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street sees the Fed increasing rates this year, but by less than they previously thought and with a later start.

  • MELBOURNE, April 27- London nickel extended gains by 2 percent at one stage on Monday to hit a one-month high, fanning a rally in Shanghai on the prospect of a looming deficit. Three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange hit $13,475, its loftiest since March 27, before trading up 1.3 percent at $13,365 a tonne by 0200 GMT following a 3.9 percent advance in the...

  • MELBOURNE, April 27- London nickel extended gains by two percent to hit a one-month high on Monday, fanning a rally in Shanghai on prospects a looming deficit this year will cut feed used by China's stainless steel makers. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange firmed by 0.3 percent to $6,047 a tonne, while the most traded June contract on the Shanghai...

  • We are fully back in the market: Portugal Fin Min Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    We are fully back in the market: Portugal Fin Min

    Portugal's Minister of State and Finance, Maria Luís Albuquerque, explains how quantitative easing has positively impacted the country's funding costs.

  • BRUSSELS, April 12- Even if it survives the next three months teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Greece may have blown its best chance of a long-term debt deal by alienating its euro zone partners when it most needed their support. "This step would save Greece's budget billions of euros, while reforming the Troika arrangement, eliminating the IMF's and the ECB's...

  • Cramer Remix: I'm taking a cue from Ariana Grande Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer explains why he has one less problem without Greece.

  • Cramer: 5 trends that could leave you in the dust Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Jim Cramer likes to question trends sometimes. What if things were completely different? He gives his take on what investors can expect.

  • This is now when Fed may hike rates: CNBC survey Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve.

    More than two-thirds of respondents to the CNBC Fed Survey see the first interest rate hike coming in August, a month ahead of the prior survey.

  • *Greece says can overcome immediate funding crunch. MADRID/ ATHENS, March 2- Euro zone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain's economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks. Speaking at an event in Pamplona, northern Spain, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said the new rescue...