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  • *European shares down as investors seek clarity over Greece. The leaders of Germany and France and Greece's international creditors agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" as they try to reach a deal that would prevent Athens from defaulting and potentially leaving the euro zone. Greek Prime Minister Tsipras said Athens had sent creditors a "...

  • LONDON, June 2- European shares edged lower on Tuesday, keeping within their recent range as investors awaited euro zone inflation data due later in the day and developments out of Greece's negotiations with creditors. Imperial Tobacco, down nearly 2 percent at 0732 GMT, weighed on the market after the UK group's Canadian subsidiary and two other tobacco...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's prime minister will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss his radical left-led government's proposal to secure a vital, long-overdue agreement with the country's bailout lenders. Without the rescue loans, Greece could default on its debts this month and eventually even drop...

  • LONDON, June 2- European shares inched higher at the open on Tuesday, keeping within their recent range as investors awaited euro zone inflation data due later in the day and developments out of Greece's negotiations with it creditors. The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real...

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, June 2- The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens. Athens and its creditors from the euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund are racing to hammer out a deal that...

  • *Intel falls on Altera buy, weighs on Nasdaq, Dow and S&P. *Microsoft jumps on report of German startup buy. "We're seeing a lot of counter trends in the market," said Rick Fier, director of trading at Conifer Securities in New York.

  • The euro zone has set a deadline of Friday to conclude the slow-moving talks to allow time for institutions and ministers to approve a deal and secure parliamentary backing to disburse frozen aid before Greece's bailout expires at the end of June. Athens is due to make a 300 million euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Friday amid growing...

  • FOREX-Euro falls as Greece deadlock remains Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    LONDON, June 1- The euro fell on Monday after Greece failed to meet a self-imposed Sunday deadline for reaching an agreement with its lenders to unlock aid, keeping alive fears of a debt default and possibile exit from the euro zone. Greece faces a payment to the International Monetary Fund on Friday and the expiration of its bailout program on June 30.

  • LONDON, June 1- The euro tumbled on Monday after Greece missed a self-imposed Sunday deadline for reaching an agreement with its lenders to unlock aid, keeping alive fears of a debt default and potential exit from the euro zone. Athens and its euro zone and International Monetary Fund creditors have been locked in talks for months, with the single currency...

  • LONDON, June 1- European shares kicked off June on a positive note on Monday, helped by a rise in pharma stocks, although main indexes were still stuck in their recent range as uncertainty persisted over Greece's future. Athens and its euro zone and International Monetary Fund creditors have been locked in talks for months on a cash-for-reforms agreement.

  • LONDON, May 31- Years of uncertainty and economic pain spent keeping Greece in the euro zone boils down in June to a handful of make-or-break debt repayments, while a raft of key data in the next few days will point to the progress of the global economy. The threat posed to the wider world by an eventual Greek exit from the euro may have diminished over the last few...

  • DRESDEN, Germany, May 29- The United States warned on Friday of a possible accident for the world economy if Greece and its creditors miss their June deadlines to avert a debt default. With Athens struggling to make repayments due next month, the debt stand-off between Greece and its European Union partners overshadowed a meeting of policymakers from the Group...

  • DRESDEN, Germany, May 29- Greece and its creditors need to quickly agree on a broad deal to address the Greek debt crisis and then work out the details before Athens hits deadlines for repayments, U.S. Greece and its creditors from the euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund are trying to hammer out a cash-for-reforms deal that would prevent the...

  • *Greece expected to make June 5 payment despite threats. The government is talking up chances of an aid-for-reform agreement before a roughly 300 million euro payment falls due on June 5 to the International Monetary Fund, which along with the euro zone funds Greece. Even if Greece did miss an IMF payment, the consequences need not be immediately catastrophic,...

  • *Avago rises after agreeing to buy Broadcom for $37 bln. *Abercrombie& Fitch rises after positive forecast. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended May 23, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *U.S. presses Europe, IMF to show flexibility on Greece. DRESDEN, Germany, May 28- Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven economic powers met on Thursday to discuss how to revive a faltering global recovery, with the United States leaning on Europe to reach a deal to avert a Greek bankruptcy. Speaking before meeting the Group of Seven finance chiefs, International...

  • MADRID— A leading Spanish newspaper says the government is calling for an overhaul of the European Union's common economic policy and for the European Central Bank to play a greater role in avoiding future crises. El Pais newspaper said Wednesday that Spain has sent European institutions an eight-page document urging greater labor mobility, increased...

  • German consumers remain optimistic for June Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:05 AM ET

    BERLIN— A closely-watched survey shows German consumers remain optimistic as their economic expectations and willingness to make purchases have been bolstered by robust domestic demand and low inflation rates. The GfK research group said Wednesday its forward-looking consumer climate index rose to 10.2 points for June, up from 10.1 points in May.

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Spreadbetters expected a modestly higher open for Britain's...

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Taking a lead from Wall Street's slide, MSCI's broadest index of...