GO
Loading...

Antonis Samaras

More

  • *But Samaras discussed plans with Berlin, Brussels. But in contrast to a recent predecessor, he made sure before dropping the bombshell that Berlin and Brussels wouldn't stand in the way. With Berlin playing a decisive role in European aid for Greece, Samaras and Schaeuble spoke repeatedly by telephone in the days before the early vote was announced on Dec. 8,...

  • *Russia concerns cause DAX to underperform. LONDON, Dec 17- European equities staged a late recovery on Wednesday, as a rebound in energy stocks and new signs of economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank lifted shares. Energy stocks added the most points to the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had spent much of the day mired in negative...

  • Russian turmoil knocks back European equities Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 17- European shares fell on Wednesday, reversing part of Tuesday's recovery, as a new drop in oil prices and financial turmoil in Russia hit the region's main stock markets. Brent crude oil also traded below $60 a barrel on Wednesday, near 5-1/ 2 year lows, as major oil producers signalled they would maintain output despite a supply glut and faltering...

  • European equities get caught in the rout of the rouble Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 17- European shares fell on Wednesday, reversing part of Tuesday's recovery, as a new drop in oil prices and financial turmoil in Russia again weighed on the region's stock markets. Brent crude oil also traded below $60 a barrel on Wednesday, near 5 1/ 2- year lows, as major oil producers signalled that they would maintain output despite a supply glut and...

  • ATHENS, Dec 17- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called for support on Wednesday ahead of a tight parliamentary vote that will trigger elections unless he can win backing from independents and smaller parties that have so far rejected helping his coalition. Samaras, whose conservative/centre-left coalition has 155 deputies in parliament, must secure...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 17- Five years after Greece sparked a sovereign debt crisis that threatened the euro's survival, the country again has the potential to rattle its currency partners if Greeks have to elect a new government next month. This is because almost 90 percent of Greek debt is now held by official creditors-- euro zone governments-- and, after the 2012...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Greece's future in the euro zone may hang in the balance once more, but investors believe the market fallout from any current political turbulence can be insulated, unlike during the region's sovereign debt crisis of 2012.. In fact, an HSBC list of the 10 biggest market risks for 2015 does not even mention Greece, even though if the Greek parliament...

  • ATHENS, Dec 16- Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party is more popular than Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy but its lead has narrowed, an opinion poll showed early on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first round of a crucial presidential vote. The survey conducted by GPO pollsters for MEGA TV showed support for Alexis Tsipras' Syriza at 28 percent versus New...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 14- The U.S. The Fed, which meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, first inserted that wording in its post-meeting statements in December 2012, promising then to maintain its highly accommodative monetary stance for a considerable time after its asset purchase program ends and the economic recovery strengthens. Since October, the more hawkish Dallas Fed...

  • ATHENS, Dec 13- Greece's radical leftist opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras, accused Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Saturday of sowing fear in the country to win support for a presidential vote the government must win to avoid a snap election. Tsipras's Syriza party, which wants to tear up Greece's EU/IMF bailout deal, is likely to win an election, polls show, and...

  • ATHENS, Dec 13- Greece's radical leftist opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras, accused Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Saturday of sowing fear in the country to win support for a presidential vote the government must win to avoid a snap election. Tsipras's Syriza party, which wants to tear up Greece's EU/IMF bailout deal, is likely to win an election, polls show, and...

  • European shares set for biggest weekly loss in 3 years Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    The broad STOXX Europe 600 has lost 5.2 percent during the week, representing a wipeout in market capitalisation of roughly $468 billion, nearly twice the size of Greece's GDP. Saipem dropped 5 percent on Friday, hitting a 10- year low, while Royal Dutch Shell was down 2.4 percent, Repsol down 4.8 percent and CGG down 4.6 percent. Crude has dropped more than 45...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- European shares fell on Friday, with renewed declines in the price of oil hitting energy stocks, while political concerns over Greece also pegged back equities. Traders also remained concerned by Greece. In Greece, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday warned the country risked a "catastrophic" return to the depths of its debt crisis if his...

  • There are very good reasons for this, though much has changed since the height of Greece's crisis. Even beyond Greece's own grave difficulties, should Syriza win an election, most likely to be held, if needed, in January or early February, it will shortly enter into negotiations, if not conflict, with the Troika of the European Commission, the International Monetary...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct; Greece's ATG down 7.4 pct. LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, Dec 11- Euro zone shares snapped a three-day losing streak on Thursday, taking their lead from gains on Wall Street after some stronger-than-expected consumer spending data from the United States. If Prime Minister Antonis Samaras fails to secure victory for his presidential candidate, snap...

  • PARIS, Dec 11- European shares sank on Thursday, retreating for the fourth consecutive session as the take-up at the European Central Bank's loan offer disappointed investors, and on political concerns over Greece. Banks borrowed almost 130 billion euros of four-year loans from the ECB in its latest lending round, which is what traders had expected but brings...

  • Greek shares extend losses on political worries Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 11- Greek shares resumed their sell-off on Thursday, with Athens's ATG benchmark index dropping 4 percent, hurt by worries over the country's political situation. Investors have been rattled by a decision by the Greek government to bring forward to next week a presidential vote that will force nearly two dozen independent lawmakers to decide...

  • Euro zone shares halt slide on ECB stimulus hopes Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.3 pct. *Airbus sags; worries on demand for fuel-efficient aircrafts. LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, Dec 11- Euro zone shares halted a three-day losing streak on Thursday as expectations for further monetary stimulus were underpinned by low take-up for the European Central Bank's latest round of cheap loans.

  • FOREX-U.S. dollar slide persists for third day Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    *Political uncertainty in Greece weighs on markets. NEW YORK, Dec 10- The U.S. dollar fell against the yen for a third straight session on Wednesday as risk appetite diminished amid worries about Greece and the outlook for China, the world's second-largest economy. "Swelling risk appetite, embodied by a relentless push upward in the S&P 500, and a firming U.S. dollar...

  • TREASURIES-Bond yields dip before 10-year note auction Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 10- U.S. Treasuries yields fell on Wednesday on safety buying as stocks and oil prices fell, and before a government auction of $21 billion in reopened 10- year notes, which is expected to see solid demand. Besides the $21 billion in reopened 10- year notes due to be sold on Wednesday, the Treasury will sell $13 billion in 30- year bonds on Thursday.