ATHENS, Oct 9- The pace of reform in Greece has accelerated, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday during a visit to Athens marred by clashes between police and protesters.
ATHENS, Oct 9- The tough path Greece is on will pay off, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday during a visit to Athens marred by clashes between police and protesters.
The "Squawk on the Street" news crew weighs in on the top market moving stories of the morning; including German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Greece today.
*The euro zone economy faces a long, uphill road to recovery and the bloc is still suffering from a crisis of confidence, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said. *Euro zone finance ministers believe that Spain's budget cuts should take into account its weak economy, Spain's economy minister said, adding Madrid would work to limit economic recession.
*Alcoa to start earnings season after the close. The IMF warnings come on the heels of a lowered forecast for growth in the East Asia-Pacific region by the World Bank on concerns China's slowdown could last longer than expected.
ATHENS, Oct 9- Greek riot police fired stun grenades and pepper spray to push back protesters rallying on Tuesday against visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on protests on the streets of Athens over austerity cuts and the future of the euro, with Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party leader.
*Uncertainty over Spain and Greece pressures euro. LONDON, Oct 9- A stark warning from the IMF about the global growth outlook and the prospects for Spain and Greece sent European stocks and the single currency lower on Tuesday, while oil rose on escalating tensions in the Middle East.
*Alcoa to start earnings season after the close. *The IMF warnings comes on the heels of a growth forecast cut for East Asia by the World Bank on concerns China's slowdown could last longer than expected.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports the latest details on what's moving European markets today, including the IMF cutting its global growth forecast for the second time this year.
CNBC's Kelly Evans has all the details on the market moving events from Europe, including a report of expected disruptions in Athens as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Greece.
*Oil jumps on supply concerns as Middle East tension mounts* Uncertainty over Spain and Greece pressures euro By Richard Hubbard. LONDON, Oct 9- A stark warning from the IMF about the global growth outlook and the prospects for Spain and Greece sent European stocks and the single currency lower on Tuesday, while oil rose on escalating tensions in the Middle East.
ATHENS, Oct 9- Here are news stories, press reports and events, which may affect Greek financial markets on Tuesday:. International lenders are considering giving Greece two more years to reach its budget deficit reduction targets, and the extra time could be financed without more money from the euro zone, Greek Finance Minster Yannis Stournaras said.
ATHENS, Greece-- German leader Angela Merkel arrived amid draconian security measures and a mass protest in Athens Tuesday for her first visit to Greece since the eurozone crisis began there three years ago.
PARIS, Oct 9- French riot police fired teargas to disperse protesters outside the Paris auto show on Tuesday as people marched nationwide to denounce hardship and job losses in a country where unemployment is at its highest since 1999 and economic growth has stopped.
*Growth, Greece worries stoke safety bids for bonds. Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday in advance of a three-year debt sale as safe-haven bids for bonds emerged on anxiety about weak global growth and Greece's ability to meet the terms of a bailout.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flies into the heart of Europe's debt crisis on Tuesday, facing protests by angry Greeks to bring a message of support to a near-bankrupt nation fighting to stay in the euro.
ATHENS, Oct 8- About 8,000 demonstrators chanted anti-austerity slogans and hoisted banners warning Angela Merkel she was not welcome in Greece at a protest on Monday, the eve of a visit by the German chancellor. "We want Merkel to leave Greece alone because her measures only bring poverty," said protester Antigone Beza, 48, an Athens saleswoman. "
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Debt-swamped Greece braced for two days of strikes, protests and potential violence as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, long demonized for her tough-talking, austerity-minded approach to Europe’s deepening woes, prepared to visit the epicenter of the crisis, three years since it began here.