The Greek finance ministry is looking at a plan that could see state owned property assets used as collateral for loans that could help it avoid a third bailout by the EU and IMF.
The speed at which shutters come down in central Athens at the first sign of protest highlights the tensions in a country that has been through a great deal of political and economic pain.
At a G20 meeting, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has told Europe it is time to focus on boosting growth as President Obama has done since the 2008 financial crisis.
Gold is likely to fall below $1,000 an ounce, nearly half the level it reached at its peak in 2011 according to Nouriel Roubini, the founder of Roubini Global Economics.
The European Central Bank (ECB) and its board members are gathering in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for what could be one of the most interesting ECB meetings in some time.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will board a flight on Sunday for his first visit to Europe, where he faces a balancing act between growth and reforms.
Change is in the air as Italy goes to the polls, but that change could also throw up a nasty surprise for the euro zone.
Will the tumult in Europe quiet down in the year ahead?
Germany and the IMF appeared to soften their stance on the Greek debt crisis over the weekend ahead of an EU Summit which could decide whether the debt ridden euro member is given a new tranche of international aid.