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  • Greece sets up clash with eurozone over debt measures Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:37 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's radical new government on Wednesday signaled the country would backtrack or scrap a series of budget measures its eurozone creditor nations had demanded in exchange for bailout loans. The move fueled market concerns of a tough confrontation with eurozone countries, whose loans are keeping Greece from bankruptcy.

  • Greek markets slide on fears of clash with creditors Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    *Bank stocks plummet, pulling down Athens index. LONDON, Jan 27- Greek borrowing costs jumped and a dive in bank stocks dragged down the Athens bourse on Tuesday, after weekend elections resulted in an anti-bailout government that looks set on a collision course with the country's creditors. This was up four percentage points since Sunday's vote although down...

  • Greek FM: Hope to find common ground  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Yanis Varoufakis, new Greek Finance Minister about his country's plan to find agreement with the ECB and its European partners to pay back its debt.

  • *Pfizer's outlook disappoints, stock slips. *Microsoft shares tumble a day after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, weighed by company earnings results including those of Microsoft, while concerns lingered over Greece's new anti-bailout government and its implications for the euro zone.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line with eurozone lenders in an effort to write off a massive chunk of rescue debt. Economist Yanis Varoufakis, 53— who has described the bailout as "fiscal waterboarding"— took up the...

  • *Markets giving Greece benefit of the doubt for now. The euro rose as much as 0.9 percent to trade at $1.13455, lifting it further from an 11- year trough of $1.1098 reached on Monday, when it became clear that Greece had voted in a new anti-bailout government. Investors are hopeful that the left-wing Syriza party leader, Alexis Tsipras, is willing to negotiate,...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold slips for 3rd day on stronger equities Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 8:11 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 27- Gold fell for a third session in a row on Tuesday, hurt by a stronger dollar and equities, as well as profit-taking after recent sharp gains to a five-month high. *Bullion had gained initially on Monday as Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras was set to become prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed to bailout conditions...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- The euro rebounded on Monday as investors took advantage of steep losses sustained during two days of dramatic selling, with the final push down to a fresh 11- year low coming after elections in Greece put an anti-austerity government in power. Greece elected, as expected, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras of the anti-bailout Syriza party.

  • FOREX-Euro ricochets off lows following Greek vote Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 26- The euro rebounded on Monday as investors took advantage of steep losses from two days of dramatic selling, with the final push down to a fresh 11- year low coming after the results of elections in Greece put an anti-austerity government in power. Greece elected, as expected, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras of the anti-bailout Syriza party.

  • The election result in Greece reflects a growing European backlash against austerity policies. Across the continent, support is growing for parties and groups outside the mainstream like Syriza, which triumphed in Greece on Sunday after pledging to renegotiate the country's huge bailout agreements. The Northern League party has seen its poll numbers rise...

  • *Tsipras sworn in as PM of Greece. *Historic victory sets new challenge for Europe. Tsipras' success is also likely to empower Europe's fringe parties, including other anti-austerity movements across the region's economically-depressed south.

  • Greece on collison course with EU?  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 8:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on Greece's anti-austerity party's general election win and the possible bailout battle ahead.

  • Wilbur Ross: Good signs from Greece  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Company chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the outcome of the Greek elections and the future of Greece and the European Union.

  • *Greece must get bailout extension, discuss reforms with its lenders. BRUSSELS, Jan 26- Europe showed a willingness on Monday to give Athens more time to pay its debts, but little sign that it would yield to a new Greek government's demands for debt forgiveness. Before any talks on more time for Greece to repay its debts can start, Athens must get an extension of its...

  • *Historic victory sets new challenge for Europe. ATHENS, Jan 26- Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday agreed to team up with a right-wing party to form a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. The trouncing of conservative Prime Minister Antonis...

  • Greek economy deteriorating  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    Mujtaba Rahman, Eurasia Group, says the Greek government is essentially bankrupt and the newly-elected Syriza party needs to come to terms with the situation quickly.

  • EU open to Greek debt extension, not forgiveness Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:46 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Jan 26- Europe showed a willingness on Monday to give Athens more time to pay back its debts, but little sign that it would yield to a new Greek government's demands of debt forgiveness. European Union leaders and policymakers responded to Greek anti-bailout party Syriza's election victory on Sunday with warnings that a debt restructuring for Greece...

  • *Historic victory sets new challenge for Europe. ATHENS, Jan 26- Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras struck a deal with a right-wing party to form a government to confront international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party. There is an agreement in principle, " Panos Kammenos said after talks...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 26- Gold climbed towards a five-month high on Monday as an electoral win by Greece's anti-austerity party sparked fears of renewed instability in Europe, triggering safe-haven demand for bullion. *Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras was set to become prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed to bailout conditions...

  • BERLIN, Jan 25- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said Greece, where an anti-bailout party looks set to win a snap election, would continue to need aid and would only get this by sticking to agreements, adding he hoped the new government would not make promises the country could not afford. Asked about the possibility of a third haircut- or debt restructuring- for...