The brewing crisis over Greece's debt and the country's future in the euro zone is expected to dominate talks at the latest G-20 summit in Istanbul.
The drama surrounding Greece's efforts to drum up support is just "theater," according to one analyst, who warned that Europe needs to wake up.
European equities ended lower on Thursday after the European Central Bank put more pressure on Greece.
The euro zone economy is set to grow in the coming year but unemployment and the threat of deflation continue to drag on the region.
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