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  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. Across the Atlantic, Greece was headed to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its future in the euro zone. Days after Greece defaulted on part of its IMF debt, the Fund said Greece needs an extra 50 billion euros over the next three years, including 36 billion from its European partners, to stay afloat.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stocks were higher on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 1.3 percent to 6,607.79 and France's CAC 40 jumped 2 percent to 4,885.45. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said its manufacturing index rose to the highest...

  • *MSCI Asia-Ex Japan up 0.4 pct; Shanghai index down 0.9 pct. Shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen have lost a quarter of their market capitalization since the rout began, according to Thomson Reuters data. Broader investor sentiment is also expected to remain cautious in the coming weeks, thanks to growing uncertainty over whether Greece can step back from an...

  • HONG KONG, July 2- Asian shares lost early steadiness and Chinese stocks got off to a weak start on Thursday, while upbeat U.S. economic data helped the dollar gain as investors globally opted for caution due to Greece's standoff with its creditors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.13 percent following yet another weak...

  • Taiwan stocks edge lower as Greece bewilders markets Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:52 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 2- Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday, bucking modest regional gains, as conflicting signals from Greece on a last-ditch international bailout kept many investors on the sidelines. A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with...

  • TOKYO, July 1- Japanese shares gained on Wednesday after a central bank survey showed big businesses intended to increase capital spending at their fastest pace in a decade, but caution over developments in Greece limited gains. Confidence at big Japanese manufacturers unexpectedly improved in the second quarter and is seen rising further, the Bank of...

  • TOKYO— Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other financially weak countries. China's Shanghai Composite was down 0.6 percent at 4,052.47 while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was little changed at 5,423.70. "Most traders are well prepped over...

  • *Wall Street posts steep losses as Athens appears set to default. TOKYO, June 30- Asian shares edged up and the euro sagged in early Asian trading on Tuesday as Greece lurched toward defaulting on a looming debt payment, raising the likelihood of the cash-strapped nation's exit from the euro zone. Greece will not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan instalment due the...

  • Asian markets tumble on Greece news Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:12 AM ET
    Asian markets tumble on Greece news

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports on the selloff in Asian equities after Greece was unable to reach a deal with its creditors this weekend.

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday on fears of a Greek default plus a sharp slide by Tokyo's Nikkei average, although the gains were modest. Treasury counterpart, which saw its yield drop about 15 basis points during the Asian trading session amid increasing risk of Greece leaving its debt unpaid and exiting the euro zone.

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent on Monday and European share markets looked set to eclipse big declines in Asia, as investors were spooked by the spectre of a Greek debt default which forced Athens to shut down its banks to prevent a run on deposits. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in...

  • Nikkei's fall is just a knee-jerk reaction: Pro Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Nikkei's fall is just a knee-jerk reaction: Pro

    Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO of Rogers Investment Advisors, says Japan's stock markets will likely get over Greece-related risks in the near term.

  • Asian stock markets sink after Greece closes banks Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:21 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stock markets sank Monday after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls in a dramatic turn in its struggle with heavy debts. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 2 percent to 20,283.98 points. Market benchmarks in Taiwan, Singapore and New Zealand also fell sharply.

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent and share prices tumbled across Asia on Monday as Greece looked set to default on its debt repayment this week, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in plain sight, the common currency fell as...

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped to a one-week low as risks of Greece defaulting on its debt repayment this week spiked dramatically, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. After bailout talks between the leftwing government and foreign lenders broke down at the weekend, the European Central Bank froze vital funding...

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent and share prices tumbled across Asia on Monday as Greece looked set to default on its debt repayment this week, forcing Athens to impose capital controls to halt bank runs. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in plain sight, the common currency fell as...

  • *China shares sink as economy falters. LONDON, June 26- European stocks fell on Friday as investors sought to cut exposure to risk after Greece and its creditors again failed to resolve their differences, paving the way for a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default. Currency and bond markets took a more cautious stance, driven by expectations that...

  • *Euro sticks to ranges as Greece sidelines FX investors. LONDON, June 26- Global stocks fell on Friday as equity investors sought to cut exposure to risk after Greece and its creditors again failed to resolve their differences, paving the way for a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default. "By the time the markets reopen next week, Greece may have either...

  • Nikkei drops on caution over Greece, up for the week Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:37 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 26- The Nikkei share average slipped on Friday as investors opted for caution while waiting to see whether Greece can clinch a deal over weekend to avert a default, but Japan's benchmark index still its posted first weekly gain in four weeks. The Nikkei fell 0.3 percent to 20,706.15 though it was up 2.6 percent on the week. The Nikkei volatility index...

  • Elsewhere, stocks traded softly as the standoff between Greece and its international creditors appeared little closer to being resolved. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.6 percent at 6,770, while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent to 11,471. The CAC-40 in France bucked the trend, trading 0.5 percent higher at 5,064....