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  • Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Saudi billionaire and founder of Kingdom Holding Co.

    Billionaire Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has announced plans to give away his $32-billion fortune to charity.

  • LONDON, July 2- Greece's deepening debt crisis has become "very dangerous" but there is no sign yet of it spreading to other countries on the periphery of the euro zone, Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Thursday. Late on Wednesday, a defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect...

  • BANK OF ENGLAND'S CUNLIFFE SAYS SITUATION IN GREECE IS "VERY DANGEROUS"- BBC.

  • *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...

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a parliamentary session in Athens, June 28, 2015.

    European equities are expected to open lower Thursday after Greece and its creditors clashed yet again over financial aid.

  • Squawk Box Live in Europe will keep you up to date with all the developments out of Greece.

  • HONG KONG, July 2- Foreign asset managers are seeking easier access to China's restricted capital markets, saying it is a prerequisite for mainland-listed shares to be added to global indexes. China- listed shares known as A shares are generally only available to Chinese citizens. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, which has some $50 billion in assets, ranks...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend. The European Central Bank left the terms of its emergency $100 billion cash support to Greece unchanged, a day after Athens...

  • LONDON- Bank of England's Andrew Gracie speaks at financial services cyber security conference- 0805 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to give opening remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1510 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch to give closing remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1700 GMT.

  • *Gold heads lower for third session. SINGAPORE, July 2- Gold extended losses into a third session on Thursday, languishing close to its lowest in nearly four weeks due to a strong dollar and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, with all eyes on U.S. economic data due later in the day. "Gold's appeal as a safe-haven asset, clearly, has not really shone through in the...

  • *Copper premiums depressed worldwide on oversupply- Triland. MELBOURNE, July 2- London copper rose on Thursday as strong U.S. data eclipsed worries about factory growth in Asia, with a jobs report later in the session expected to support the view that the world's biggest economy is gaining steam. Expansion at U.S. factories was set to buttress copper demand while...

  • 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...

  • *Nissan outperforms peers after posting outstanding U.S. sales. TOKYO, July 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose more than 1 percent on Thursday, led by automakers which reported strong June sales in the U.S. market, and broadly supported by a weaker yen. "It's merely a rebound and not aggressive buying," said Masashi Oda, senior investment officer at Sumitomo Mitsui...

  • 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...

  • MELBOURNE, July 2- London copper held its ground on Thursday after strong U.S. data eclipsed worries about factory growth in Asia, with a jobs report later in the session expected to support the view that the world's biggest economy is gaining steam. *A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal,...

  • TOKYO, July 2- Asian stocks were subdued on Thursday as Greece's refusal to back down in a standoff with its creditors kept most markets on edge, while the dollar got a boost from upbeat U.S. economic indicators. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan stood flat. China's securities regulator said on Wednesday it has relaxed rules on margin...

  • LONDON, July 2- Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has signed a contract to build some vehicles in Austria, it said on Thursday, a further expansion away from its UK manufacturing base. The brand, owned by India's Tata Group since 2008, opened its first overseas manufacturing plant in China in October and is building a Brazilian plant in a bid to expand volumes and...

  • July 1- U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday but were down from earlier highs as energy stocks declined and Greece's debt crisis showed no clear signs of resolution. Euro zone central bank chiefs kept in place their cap on a funding lifeline to Greece, maintaining pressure as Greece's lenders run out of cash. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Athens aims...

  • July 1- U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday but were down from earlier highs as energy stocks declined and Greece's debt crisis showed no clear signs of resolution. Euro zone central bank chiefs kept in place their cap on a funding lifeline to Greece, maintaining pressure as Greece's lenders run out of cash. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Athens aims...

  • BERLIN— A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. The 22- year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal...