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  • Currency brokers tighten trading rules on Greek fears Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    LONDON, June 28- Online currency trading platforms braced on Sunday for extreme market moves due to events around Greece, imposing higher margins on much trading of the euro and in some cases preventing traders taking up new speculative positions. Retail platforms FXPro, Mayzus, Alpari and U.S.-based FXCM were among those tweaking the terms of trade in a market...

  • Queen Elizabeth II says the attack on a beach resort in Tunisia has left her and her husband, Prince Philip, shocked. British police say they have mobilized more than 600 officers and staff— one of the force's largest counterterrorism deployments in recent years— to respond to a deadly gun attack in Tunisia. Police said Sunday that nearly 400 officers have been at...

  • Sydney's crazy housing market no mere craze Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 PM ET

    *Home price growth in Sydney in double digit percentage. *Sydney property also luring Asian money. SYDNEY, June 28- Outlandish property prices make daily headlines in Sydney- a peeling 1900 s three-bed with no kitchen sink for A $2.6 million, a parking space in Kirribili for A $120,000- and first-time buyers have little prospect of relief.

  • Enticing lonely Americans to support ISIS Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 4:36 PM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    ISIS is explicitly at odds with the West, but is making a relentless effort to recruit Westerners into its ranks for propaganda value.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 9 Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to speak on "Investment Financing in Austria- Importance of investment offensive for Europe"- 0700 GMT. LONDON- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an event hosted by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 0840 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to give a...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- World stock markets slipped and the euro fell on Friday, with investors cautious ahead of a meeting in Europe that could decide whether Greece will default on loans. Greece rejected a five-month extension of bailouts on Friday, a day before euro zone finance ministers will meet to decide the country's fate. The country needs new funding to avoid...

  • *Brent up 6 cents a barrel, U.S. crude down 7 cents. NEW YORK, June 26- Crude futures ended little changed on Friday after signs Greece might have a deal by the weekend to avoid a debt default, while Iran faced continued difficulty in securing an nuclear agreement to end sanctions on its oil exports. In Greece, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he saw no reason for...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Crude futures rose modestly Friday on hopes for a deal that would help Greece avoid a debt default, and on uncertainty over whether a nuclear deal could be sealed with Iran next week that may end crippling sanctions on its oil exports. Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he saw no reason for Athens not to have a deal with its creditors...

  • COLOGNE, June 26- More than a third of clients who tried BMW's DriveNow car-sharing business sold their car and only 20 percent were determined to hold on to their privately owned vehicles, the head of the scheme said on Friday. Sebastian Hofelich, who became chief executive of DriveNow in April, said the short-term rental service was helping to displace...

  • *HSBC ends long tie-up with Markit on business activity surveys. SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, June 26- HSBC has ended its marketing tie-up with financial information firm Markit Ltd, both companies told Reuters on Friday, winding up a five-year relationship. The two firms said HSBC had ended its sponsorship of the closely watched China Purchasing Managers Index and...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Brent futures were little changed on Friday while U.S. crude prices fell slightly as Greece's debt drama and Iran's bid to seal a nuclear deal by the month end led to uncertainties in oil markets. A terror attack in France raised worries about oil demand in one of Europe's largest economies, although ISIS suicide bombings in Kuwait which killed 25...

  • *China shares post some of their heaviest losses in seven years. LONDON, June 26- Copper and other base metals fell on Friday after a rout in Chinese shares and uncertainty about Greek debt talks over the weekend. Shares in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, on Friday posted some of their worst losses in seven years.

  • REFILE-Some say back to the drachma for a Greek reboot Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    LONDON, June 26- Mainstream economic thinking may hold that Greece should stay in the euro zone, but there are those who argue that abandoning the single currency will give the cash-strapped and debt-laden country just the boost it needs. "If Greece were to leave the euro, it is presented with an opportunity. Greece and its creditors are locked in talks to secure a...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Signs of possible agreement soon between Greece and its creditors steadied world stock markets on Friday and sent U.S. bond yields to nine-month highs by curbing demand for safe-haven U.S. debt. That helped steady global equity markets which fell in earlier trading Friday on concerns over the failure of Greece to reach a pact with its creditors...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks had a mixed day Friday, as investors waited for negotiators to finish their work on a solution to Greece's debt problems. China's benchmark index is still up more than double over the past year. It was largely lifted by Nike, which rose more than 4 percent after posting strong quarterly results.

  • *China shares post some of their heaviest losses in seven years. LONDON, June 26- Copper edged higher on Friday amid signs of firmer demand but most other base metals fell after a rout in Chinese shares and uncertainty about Greek debt talks over the weekend. Shares in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, on Friday posted some of their worst losses in seven...

  • Some say back to the drachma for a Greek reboot Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:23 AM ET

    LONDON, June 26- Mainstream economic thinking may hold that Greece should stay in the euro zone, but there are those who argue that abandoning the single currency will give the cash-strapped and debt-laden country just the boost it needs. "If Greece were to leave the euro, it is presented with an opportunity. Greece and its creditors are locked in talks to secure a...

  • *Huge Chinese nickel imports not demand-driven- Natixis. Shares in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, on Friday posted some of their worst losses in seven years. "I certainly think the sharp drop in Chinese equities will have a negative effect, and that is probably the main factor today," said Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis in London.

  • *Q1 UK like-for-like sales down 1.3 pct. *Says attracted 180,000 more UK shoppers. LONDON, June 26- Price cuts and better service helped Tesco to win back shoppers in the first quarter of its financial year, Britain's biggest retailer said on Friday, suggesting new boss Dave Lewis's turnaround plan is starting to bear fruit.

  • *China shares sink as economy falters. LONDON, June 26- European stocks fell on Friday as investors sought to cut exposure to risk after Greece and its creditors again failed to resolve their differences, paving the way for a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default. Currency and bond markets took a more cautious stance, driven by expectations that...