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  • 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...

  • Jack Lew urges broad deal on Greece, details later Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks at a press conference at the IMF/WB Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.

    Greece and its creditors need to quickly agree on a deal to address the crisis and then work out the details, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.

  • Lagarde's Greece comment corrected by German paper Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde and German Bundesbank Governor Jens Weidmann chat prior to the group photo of finance ministers, central bank governors, and global financial institution heads during a meeting of finance ministers of the G7 group of nations on May 28, 2015 in Dresden, Germany. The G7 finance ministers are meeting ahead of the upcoming G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in June. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde had been quoted by a German newspaper as saying a Greek exit from the euro zone was a "possibility."

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has corrected an interview with International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde in which she had been quoted as saying that a Greek exit from the euro zone was a "possibility". The IMF released a transcript of the interview, which was still having an impact on markets on Friday.

  • Greek deal: Still a game of chicken?   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Greek deal: Still a game of chicken?

    Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, discusses why he thinks the "real deadline" for a Greek deal will be at the end of June.

  • 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...

  • This is what markets are watching Friday Friday, 29 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Be it the result of port strikes or some weird seasonal factor, expectations are U.S. growth contracted in the first quarter and just how much may be an important factor in markets Friday.

  • UPDATE 2-Greek crisis overshadows G7 growth talks Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    DRESDEN, Germany, May 28- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned that Greece could fall out of the euro zone as it struggled to sort out its debt stand-off, which is adding to concern about the patchiness of global economic recovery. Greece was not officially on the agenda of the Group of Seven meeting on Thursday in a former palace in the eastern Germany...

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- Greece has not asked to shift its debt repayments to the IMF to the end of June, a Fund spokesman said on Thursday, adding that talks continue on the next review of Greece's bailout. Athens has some 1.6 billion euros due to the Fund next month, starting with a 300 million euro payment on June 5 that is seen as the next crunch point for Greek state...

  • *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,...

  • ‘Turbulence’ may strike Greece if no deal soon: ECB Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A protester wearing a carnival mask depicting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras holds a pair of scissors as he takes part in an anti-austerity and pro-government demonstration in Athens February 15, 2015.

    “Turbulence may ensue” if no agreement is struck between Greece and its international bailout supervisors soon, the vice-president of the ECB has told CNBC.

  • No change in Greek debt talks after another day of spin Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:46 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, May 28- The euro leapt, Greek bond yields fell, global financial markets brightened, but nothing actually changed in another day of conflicting statements on Greece's long-running debt talks with international creditors. When the meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission...

  • China: Closer to giving the dollar a run Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    An employee counts money at a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) in Huaibei, Anhui Province of China.

    The IMF says the Chinese yuan was no longer undervalued.