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  • BEIJING, June 3- The head of the European Stability Mechanism said on Wednesday that it was not easy to say how negotiations with Greece would end, days before Athens is due to make the first of four payments to the International Monetary Fund.

  • ATHENS, June 3- Greece will not make a June 5 repayment to the International Monetary Fund if there is no prospect of an aid-for-reforms deal with its international creditors soon, the spokesman for the ruling Syriza party said on Wednesday. Greece owes a total of about 320 billion euros, of which about 65 percent to euro zone governments and the IMF, and about 8.7...

  • NAIROBI, June 2- Kenya's president has picked an IMF adviser, Patrick Ngugi Njoroge, as the next central bank governor, pending approval by parliament, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Njoroge is an adviser to a deputy managing director at the Washington- based International Monetary Fund, has been named to lead the bank at a time when the shilling has come under heavy...

  • BRUSSELS, June 2- The European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund agreed on Tuesday on the terms of a cash-for-reform deal to be put to Greece in a bid to conclude four months of debt negotiations, a senior EU official said. The proposal was drafted after the leaders of Germany and France met heads of the three institutions...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday helped by the dollar's decline and bond yields rose while investors searched for clarity on Greece's debt crisis. Athens faces a Friday deadline to repay 300 million euros to the International Monetary Fund. "It is all revolving around the climactic situation in Europe," said Ken Polcari, Director of the NYSE floor...

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- Some countries with high public debt levels might be able to "just live with it," because cutting back carries its own risks, three IMF officials said in a paper that disputes decades of dogma about the benefits of austerity. Now, IMF economists Jonathan Ostry, Atish Ghosh and Raphael Espinoza take that advice a step further, arguing that countries...

  • Greece casts shadow as ECB gauges strength of recovery Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    Talks aimed at unlocking more bailout money for Greece have dragged on, even as Athens runs dangerously short of money and faces a possible default that could disrupt markets and lead to a messy departure from the 19- country euro. Greece faces four repayments to the International Monetary Fund in June, starting with just over 300 million euros due Friday.

  • Greece must repay four loans totaling 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund this month, starting with a 300 million euro payment on June 5. The leaders of Germany, 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 a default. "Stocks have been trying to break...

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower as Greece uncertainty weighs Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    June 2- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Tuesday, tracking European markets, as uncertainty lingered regarding the outcome of Greece's negotiations with creditors. *Greece must repay four loans totaling 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund this month, starting with a 300 million euro payment on June 5. *The leaders of Germany,...

  • LONDON, June 2- European shares slipped on Tuesday, as lingering uncertainty over the outcome of Greece's negotiations with creditors weighed on the region's stock markets. Greece must repay four loans totalling 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund this month, starting with a 300 million euro payment on June 5. Most investors expect Greece to...

  • 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...

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, June 1- The chiefs of the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund met the leaders of France and Germany late on Monday to discuss how to proceed with Greek debt negotiations. EU officials said ECB chief Mario Draghi and Christine Lagarde of the IMF joined the German and French leaders, and the president of the European...

  • 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.

  • SHANGHAI, June 1- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Monday after the G7 agreed in principle that it would be good to include the currency in the International Monetary Fund's currency basket, traders said. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1207 per dollar prior to market open, the lowest level since Apr.28, or 0.02 percent weaker than the...

  • June swoon looming? Here's what to watch out for Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets face a barrage of potential catalysts as the month of June begins, a traditional period of stock market weakness.

  • Gold ends up on softer dollar, Greece uncertainty Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    Gold edged up from Thursday's 2 1/2-week low, supported by a softer dollar and uncertainty over Greece's debt talks.

  • We are in the middle of a currency war: Strategist Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    A woman walks past an exchange office in Moscow.

    BofA Merrill Lynch's David Woo said that we are currently in the middle of a currency war in which the Fed is unable to play.