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  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended gains and was up 1.1 percent. "We're seeing a positive...

  • ATHENS, Dec 21- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered to bring pro-European independents into the government on Sunday and held out the prospect of new elections in late 2015 in exchange for backing by lawmakers to elect a new president. Speaking in an unscheduled television address on Sunday, he said Greece had a duty to finish negotiations with the...

  • *Russia concerns cause DAX to underperform. LONDON, Dec 17- European equities staged a late recovery on Wednesday, as a rebound in energy stocks and new signs of economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank lifted shares. Energy stocks added the most points to the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had spent much of the day mired in negative...

  • Russian turmoil knocks back European equities Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 17- European shares fell on Wednesday, reversing part of Tuesday's recovery, as a new drop in oil prices and financial turmoil in Russia hit the region's main stock markets. Brent crude oil also traded below $60 a barrel on Wednesday, near 5-1/ 2 year lows, as major oil producers signalled they would maintain output despite a supply glut and faltering...

  • ATHENS, Dec 17- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called for support on Wednesday ahead of a tight parliamentary vote that will trigger elections unless he can win backing from independents and smaller parties that have so far rejected helping his coalition. Samaras, whose conservative/centre-left coalition has 155 deputies in parliament, must secure...

  • *Greece may get credit line till February- Schaeuble. If Samaras fails to secure victory in parliament for his presidential candidate, snap national elections will be called that the leftist Syriza party- a fierce opponent of Greece's bailout deal with the European Union and IMF- is likely to win. The Athens general stock index tumbled 12.8 percent, its biggest...

  • ATHENS, Dec 9- Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named his candidate on Tuesday for the Greek presidency under a gamble that, if it fails, would force snap parliamentary elections when anti-bailout leftists would probably come out on top. Financial markets took the uncertainty badly, with Greek stocks and bonds tumbling on the plan to start voting for the...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya/ CAIRO, Aug 25- The Libyan parliament that was replaced in an election in June reconvened on Monday and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as prime minister, leaving the chaotic country with two rival leaders and assemblies each backed by armed factions.

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