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ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's biggest banks, National Bank and Eurobank are in talks on a merger that would create the country's biggest lender, banking sources told Reuters on Friday. Greece's banks are under pressure to consolidate after deep losses from the country's debt restructuring, plus deposit outflows and rising bad loans.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's largest lenders, National Bank and Eurobank are in merger talks, banking sources close to the discussions told Reuters on Friday.
ATHENS, Oct 5- The Athens stock exchange suspended trade in shares of National Bank and Eurobank on Friday following a press report that the two banks were in merger talks, an official at the Athens bourse told Reuters.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's biggest banks, National Bank and Eurobank, are in talks over a merger that would create the country's biggest lender, news website To Vima reported on Friday, citing sources.
ISTANBUL, Oct 5- Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday. The lira was at 1.7979 against the dollar at 0533 GMT, little changed from 1.7985 late on Thursday when it recovered from early losses after Turkey said Syria had apologised for artillery shelling which killed five Turkish civilians.
ATHENS, Oct 3- Greece's central bank has decided to lower the capital adequacy requirement for the country's battered banks due to delays in their planned recapitalization as part of the country's foreign bailout, a Bank of Greece official said on Wednesday.
*Possible 1 bln euro earnings hit- Mediobanca analysts* Deal to be completed by year-end. PARIS/ ATHENS, Oct 1- Credit Agricole announced plans on Monday to pay Alpha Bank 550 million euros to take Greek lender Emporiki off its hands, on top of billions it already injected into the subsidiary during the country's slide into economic depression.
John Paulson has been getting a lot of attention recently — and not the good kind.
JPMorgan traded up 2 percent pre-open on a decent quarterly report...the stock goes up on just a decent report? Yes, because the expectations have been VERY LOW
It looks like it may be a busy weekend for Williams Companies, its advisors and its board of directors as the company seems likely to move ahead with an offer to top Energy Transfer's latest $40-a-share offer for Southern Union, according to sources.
Energy Transfer Equity has agreed to pay a revised $5.1 billion for pipeline company Southern Union, increasing its offer in an effort to trump rival bidder Williams Cos.
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Stocks ended lower Friday with the Dow and S&P closing down for the seventh week out of eight amid continuing jitters over the euro zone debt crisis.
Stocks slumped with the Dow and S&P on track for their third-straight day of losses Friday as uncertainty over the passage of a Greek austerity plan in addition to worries over Italian banks overshadowed a better-than-expected durable goods report.
Stocks slumped across the board Friday, as uncertainty over the passage of a Greek austerity plan in addition to worries over Italian banks overshadowed a better-than-expected durable goods report.
Earlier this year, when Williams Companies approached Southern Union to talk about acquiring the company, the two sides didn't make much headway, say people familiar with the approach.
Williams bids $39/share for Southern Union and CNBC's David Faber has the details on the potential transaction, as well as a move for Southern Union from ETE.
Futures turned higher after several key economic news, but gains were limited after several major Italian banks declined sharply, triggering renewed worries over the European debt crisis.
While many are laying the blame for the last two days market turmoil (Dow up 125 points one day, down 175 points the next day) on Greece, it should be noted that this is a quadruple witching expiration week (the quarterly expiration of individual stock and index options and futures).