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  • ATHENS, Greece— Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum— with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise. Rival rallies took place a half-mile apart in central Athens late Friday, and Tsipras made his...

  • *Publication highlighted dispute between Brussels and Washington. BRUSSELS, July 3- Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The document released in...

  • The decision came two days before Greeks were set to vote in a referendum on whether to accept bailout terms rejected by their leftist government, with a' No' vote likely to put Greece on a path to leaving the euro zone. The European Financial Stability Facility said Tuesday's failure to pay the International Monetary Fund "results in an event of default by Greece,...

  • *Gold still headed for 0.5 pct weekly drop. LONDON, July 3- Gold prices firmed on Friday, rebounding from a 3-1/ 2 month low as the dollar softened, while investors remained cautious ahead of Greece's referendum on an international bailout deal. Gold has been under pressure this year from uncertainty over the timing of any rate increase, which could boost the dollar...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 set for biggest weekly drop since Dec. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was on track for its worst week since December. Peter Oppenheimer, chief global strategist at Goldman Sachs, said a worst-case scenario in case the Greeks voted "No" to the bailout programme could see the Euro STOXX fall to 3,150 points.

  • ATHENS, July 2- A referendum on bailout terms that has morphed into a plebiscite on Greece's future in Europe has created the first real splits in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' ruling coalition. His party colleague Dimitris Kammenos said Greece's role in Europe was "non-negotiable." And Tsipras and Panos Kammenos- who is also defense minister- made a show of unity...

  • Correction: Greece-Bailout story Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— In a story July 2 about the Greek referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the International Monetary Fund had said Greece would need debt relief worth 50 billion euros. The IMF said Greece needs new financing worth 50 billion euros as well as debt relief. ATHENS, Greece— Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in...

  • LONDON, July 3- With Greece just days away from a referendum decisive to its future in Europe, options market activity suggests stock-market investors expect gains rather than losses after the vote, confident Europe's central bank can limit financial fallout. A poll on Friday showed supporters of Greece's bailout terms had taken a wafer-thin lead over the' No'...

  • *Moves modest in dramatic week for Athens. LONDON, July 3- Euro zone yields edged lower on Friday in a cautious market as uncertainty surrounded the outcome and consequences of a referendum on Greece's bailout. It has been a tumultuous week for Athens which has closed its banks, introduced capital controls and became the first developed country to default on an...

  • *Gold firms as dollar dips after U.S. non-farm payrolls. LONDON, July 3- Gold prices firmed on Friday, rebounding from a 3-1/ 2 month low as the dollar softened after weaker than forecast U.S. employment data tempered expectations for a September rate rise by the Federal Reserve. Investors remained cautious ahead of Greece's referendum on an international bailout...

  • LONDON, July 3- European bonds and stocks traded cautiously at Friday's market opening before a Greek referendum on EU-prescribed reforms that could determine the country's future in the euro zone and which polls suggest could go either way. Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the "No" vote backed by the leftist government, 48...

  • *Investors cautious ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday. LONDON, July 3- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Friday, hurt by softer than expected U.S. employment data and with most investors staying on the sidelines before Greece's referendum on bailout conditions at the weekend. Caution also reigned ahead of Greece's Sunday referendum on an...

  • TOKYO, July 3- Japanese government bond prices firmed on Friday, tracking firmer Treasuries after a disappointing U.S. employment report raised doubts about whether U.S. interest rates would rise this year. Volume was thin due to caution ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday on its bailout conditions, as well as a U.S. market holiday on Friday to observe...

  • ATHENS, July 3- Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the "No" vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country's future in the euro zone, a poll showed. With banks shuttered all week, cash withdrawals rationed and commerce seizing up, the vote could decide whether Greece gets another...

  • *Warning that vote will decide Greece's future in Europe. ATHENS, July 3- A new opinion poll on Greece's bailout referendum pointed to a closely balanced result in the vote that could decide the country's future in Europe. The latest poll was published a day after the International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning of the huge financial hole facing Greece.

  • *Investors cautious ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday. TOKYO, July 3- The dollar stuck around the previous session's levels in Asian trading on Friday, as disappointing U.S. employment data and caution ahead of Greece's referendum on bailout conditions kept the market mood subdued. The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that Greece would...

  • FOREX-Dollar dips after disappointing U.S. jobs data Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:44 PM ET

    *Investors cautious ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday. TOKYO, July 3- The dollar slipped in early Asian trading on Friday, as disappointing U.S. employment data and caution ahead of Greece's referendum on bailout conditions kept the market mood subdued. The euro edged down about 0.1 percent to 136.31 yen, while gaining about 0.1 percent against its U.S....

  • ATHENS, July 2- A referendum on bailout terms that has morphed into a plebiscite on Greece's future in Europe has created the first real splits in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' ruling coalition. His party colleague Dimitris Kammenos said Greece's role in Europe was "non-negotiable". And Tsipras and Panos Kammenos- who is also defence minister- made a show of unity...

  • LONDON, July 2- Top-rated euro zone government bond yields rose on Thursday as investors cut exposure before U.S. jobs data that may signal the Federal Reserve will raise rates later this year. The rally in peripheral euro zone bonds also stalled following Wednesday's defiant address by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urging voters to reject a bailout...

  • LONDON, July 2- Euro zone government bond yields rose on Thursday as Greek bailout talks stalled again and investors cut exposure before U.S. jobs data that may signal the Federal Reserve will raise rates later this year. A "no" vote may lead to Greece's leaving the euro zone; a "yes" vote would mean the euro zone would immediately get back to working on a deal, French...