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  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- U.S. On Monday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed to get enough support for his nominee, Stavros Dimas, and called for a national election on Jan. 25. "That is one of the main reasons we are trading a bit better here... there is more of a risk-off feel, given the headlines out of Greece," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New...

  • Athens angst hits southern European stock markets Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    *UK's FTSE rises 0.4 pct, DAX and CAC also advance. The sole candidate for the Greek presidency, Stavros Dimas, a former European Commissioner, fell short of the 180 vote super majority needed to become president, and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced a snap parliamentary election on Jan. 25. Opinion polls point to a victory by the radical leftist...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- Shares edged higher in major markets and Greek debt yields rallied on Monday after the parliament in Athens rejected the government's presidential candidate, while crude prices tumbled after a short-lived bounce. Greece's Syriza party wants to wipe out a big part of the country's debt and cancel the terms of a bailout from the European Union...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- Shares fell in Europe and Greek debt yields rose on Monday after the parliament in Athens rejected the government's presidential candidate, setting the stage for an election that anti-bailout party Syriza could win. Greece's Syriza party wants to wipe out a big part of the country's debt and cancel the terms of a bailout from the European Union...

  • ATHENS, Dec 29- Greece heads to an early general election next month after parliament rejected Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's nominee for president on Monday, throwing the country into a new period of political turmoil just as it emerges from economic crisis. Opinion polls point to a victory by the radical leftist Syriza party, which wants to wipe out a big...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- The euro edged higher against the U.S. dollar on Monday after traders who had anticipated that Greece would fail to elect a new president took profits on short euro positions, while the greenback was higher against the yen on new Japanese stimulus. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' candidate, Stavros Dimas, fell short of the 180 votes needed to...

  • BERLIN, Dec 29- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Greece on Monday against straying from a path of economic reform, saying any new government in Athens would be held to the pledges made by the current government of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. "We will continue to help Greece help itself on its path of reform. If Greece takes another path, it will...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- U.S. Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed to get enough support for his nominee, Stavros Dimas, and will now have to call a national election for late January or early February. "That is one of the main reasons we are trading a bit better here... there is more of a' risk off' feel, given the headlines out of Greece," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader...

  • LONDON, Dec 29- The euro held its ground on Monday in the face of renewed nerves over Greece prompted by a failed attempt to elect a new president, leaving the country facing an early national election which could derail its bailout programme. The national election could result in a government led by the leftist Syriza party, which wants to wipe out a big part of...

  • *UK's FTSE outperforms, helped by rise in gold miners. LONDON, Dec 29- Greek shares slumped on Monday, knocking European stock markets, after lawmakers rejected the government's candidate for president, leaving Greece facing a snap election that could derail its bailout programme. Opinion polls point to a victory by the radical leftist Syriza party, which wants...

  • *AirAsia posts biggest drop in 3 yrs after aircraft goes missing. *Oil rebounds on renewed tensions in Libya. Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed to get enough support for his nominee, Stavros Dimas, and will now have to call a national election for late January or early February, which polls suggest would catapault the left-wing Syriza party to power.

  • *Samaras announces snap poll for Jan. 25. ATHENS, Dec 29- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced plans for an early general election next month after parliament rejected his candidate for president on Monday, throwing the country's international bailout into doubt. Opinion polls point to a victory by the radical leftist Syriza party, which wants to wipe...

  • Germany avoids comment on Greek vote result Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    BERLIN, Dec 29- The German government said on Monday that it was watching events in Greece closely but declined specific comment on news that the country will hold an early national election next month. "Of course we are looking very closely what is happening in Greece," spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz told a regular news conference. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras...

  • ATHENS, Dec 29- Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a final round of voting on Monday, leaving the country facing an early election that could derail the international bailout program it needs to keep paying its bills. Under Greek law, a parliamentary election must now be called, leaving financial markets and Greece's European Union partners...

  • ATHENS, Dec 29- Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a decisive final round of voting on Monday, leaving the country facing a snap election that could derail the international bailout programme it needs to keep paying its bills. Under Greek law, a general election must now be called, leaving financial markets and Greece's European Union partners...

  • *AirAsia posts biggest drop in 3 yrs after aircraft goes missing. LONDON, Dec 29- Europe's financial markets returned from their Christmas break in a cautious mood on Monday, as Greece's parliament prepared for a final round of presidential voting, which if unsuccessful, will fuel worries about its future in the euro. Syriza is set on writing off much of Greece's...

  • FOREX-Euro on edge ahead of Greek vote Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 29- The euro was rooted near two-year lows on Monday ahead of a vote in Greece that could trigger fresh anxiety over the country's future in the single currency zone. That and speculation- quashed by the Swiss National Bank- that the Swiss franc had traded beyond its 1.20 franc per euro cap were the main points of interest over the Christmas holiday...

  • TOKYO, Dec 29- The euro inched away from more than two-year lows but remained on tenterhooks as investors awaited a key vote in Greece later in the session, while the dollar treaded water in its final week of a strong 2014.. "The possibility of a worrying outcome in Greece is a potentially risk-off factor, as is the possibility of an Ebola case in Japan," said Ayako Sera,...

  • TOKYO, Dec 29- The dollar began the final week of 2014 on firm footing on Monday, as the euro flirted with two-year lows while investors awaited a key vote in Greece later in the session. "The index probably rebounded to close to the recovery-to-date high of 94.1 reached in October," said Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics in Valhalla, New...

  • ATHENS, Dec 29- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faces a vote in parliament on Monday that will decide whether the country goes to snap elections that could bring the leftwing Syriza party to power and derail an international bailout. In the most hotly contested vote for president since Greece joined the euro more than a decade ago, the result in the final...