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  • *Bailout fund to consider returning 1.2 bln euros to Greece. ATHENS/ BERLIN, March 24- Greece risks running out of cash by April 20 unless it secures fresh aid, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, leaving little time to convince sceptical creditors it is committed to economic reform. After talks with EU leaders including German Chancellor...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 24- An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4 U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf went down with 144 passengers and six crew on board. Also among the victims...

  • ATHENS, March 24- Greece said it will present a package of reforms to its euro zone partners by next Monday in hope of unlocking aid to help it deal with a cash crunch and avoid default. Greece's left-wing government and its euro zone creditors agreed last week that Athens would come up with a list of its own reforms, which must achieve a similar budget impact to...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday amid investor anxiety over negotiations between Greece and its creditors over the terms of a 240- billion-euro bailout for the cash-strapped nation. "This is an incredibly important week for Greece.

  • *Greek PM sees new start to tense relations with Germany. Yet despite warm words on the new leftist premier's first official visit to Berlin, it was unclear if they had narrowed differences on economic reforms Greece must implement to win urgently needed fresh cash from its creditors. Tsipras insisted he was not in Germany to solve Greece's pressing liquidity...

  • Germany not to blame for Greece's problems: Tsipras Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following talks at the Chancellery in Berlin March 23, 2015.

    Greece's firebrand far-left leader struck a consolatory note on Monday, saying it was wrong to blame foreigners for the country's problems.

  • BERLIN/ ATHENS, March 23- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, pressing for cash to keep his country afloat, began talks with Germany's Angela Merkel on Monday after Berlin ruled out any breakthrough in differences with the euro zone over Athens's international bailout. Tsipras' pledge to submit a full reform package within days to unlock money that Greece...

  • *Greece in focus in Europe. "There's a very large long-dollar position in the market, and what we appear to be facing is an unwind of that position," said Richard Cochinos, head of Americas G10 FX strategy at Citi in New York. The euro continued to strengthen against the dollar despite comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on the central bank's...

  • *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. LONDON, March 23- European shares slipped from multi-year highs on Monday, with car stocks hurt by a rise in the euro and lingering worries over Greece leading investors to book profits. Traders said that lingering uncertainty over Greece was also pegging back European stock markets.

  • Treasuries prices rose on Monday amid investor anxiety over negotiations between Greece and its creditors over the terms of a 240- billion-euro bailout for the cash-strapped nation. "This is an incredibly important week for Greece. The level of anxiety could run high but there is still optimism there will be a resolution between Greece and its creditors, "said...

  • *Chinese premiums ease to $4- $5. LONDON, March 23- Gold firmed on Monday, following a three-day rally that pushed it to its highest in two weeks, as a weaker dollar and caution from the Federal Reserve on the timing of a possible hike in U.S. interest rates generated modest investor interest. Gold is usually seen as an insurance against risk in times of financial or...

  • *Brent, WTI prices fall again after Saudi comment on supply. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks were set to dip at the open on Monday following strong gains in major indexes the previous week, as investors assessed gyrations in the dollar and crude prices and their impact on equities. "The market has been in a back and forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between...

  • LONDON, March 23- The dollar resumed its fall on Monday after its steepest weekly drop in 3-1/ 2 years, as comments by a top Federal Reserve official added to last week's dovish policy message. The dollar's fall helped copper and gold prices to firm while European shares dipped, giving back some of last week's strong gains, and U.S. futures pointed to a flat start on...

  • *Draghi speech, Greece in focus in Europe. "The clear outcome from the FOMC meeting was that it was seen as dovish," said John Hardy, currency strategist at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen, adding that Bullard's comments weighed on the dollar. "It feels like the market does want to consolidate a bit here, this $1.075- 1.08 area has been a sticking point but I think we will get to...

  • BERLIN/ ATHENS, March 23- Germany's Angela Merkel does not expect talks on Monday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to resolve his differences with the euro zone over Greece's bailout but she does want to hear from him in person about his reform plans, an aide said. Tsipras' talk of coming up with a new reform package within days to unlock the cash that Greece...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Monday following strong gains in major indexes last week, as investors eyed negotiations over the future of Greece in the euro zone and as oil prices fell further. *German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras were set to meet in Berlin, and Tsipras' list of reform proposals will...

  • *Chinese premiums ease to $4- $5. LONDON, March 23- Gold steadied on Monday, following a three-day rally that pushed it to its highest in two weeks, as a weaker dollar and caution from the Federal Reserve on the timing of a possible hike in U.S. interest rates generated modest investor interest. Gold is usually seen as an insurance against risk in times of financial or...

  • Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. Shares in Pirelli outperformed, rising 2.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the Italian tire maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned ChemChina take over the world's fifth-largest tire maker and one of the...

  • *European bourses open lower on Greece woes after gains in Asia. LONDON, March 23- Caution about Greece ahead of a meeting between its prime minister and Germany's Angela Merkel prompted a nervy start to the week for European markets on Monday. Attention was focusing back on Greece with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras due to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin later.

  • This is what could drive stocks this week Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.