September 26, 2012 / 7:26 AM / 5 years ago

GREECE - Factors to Watch on September 26

ATHENS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events, which may affect Greek financial markets on
Wednesday:
    
    GREEK STRIKE TO TEST COALITION GOVERNMENT'S METTLE
    Greek workers on Wednesday hold their first major
anti-austerity strike since a coalition government took power in
June, grounding flights, disrupting local transport and shutting
public service offices. 
    
    GREEK BAILOUT EXTENSION MAY COST 15 BILLION EUROS
    Greece would need 13-15 billion euros more in funding if it
were given a two-year extension to its bailout plan, its finance
minister said on Tuesday, the first time Athens has put a price
tag on its plea for more time to get its finances in order. 
   
    
    PM, FINMIN OFFICIALS AGREE ON AUSTERITY MEASURES-PRESS
    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and finance ministry
officials agreed between themselves on the austerity measures
demanded by the country's international lenders during a meeting
on Tuesday, daily Kathimerini reported. The austerity package
still needs to be approved by Samaras' government partners and
the EU/IMF representatives, the paper added. 
    www.kathimerini.gr
    
    FTSE KEEPS GREECE ON WATCH FOR CUT TO EMERGING MARKET
    Greece avoided a slide into emerging market status on
Tuesday, but the near-bankrupt country could still lose its
developed market status as its three-years-and-counting debt
crisis continues to roil the euro zone member country.
 
    
    EUROPE FACTORS TO WATCH-STOCKS SET TO DROP AT OPEN
    European stocks were set to drop on Wednesday, 
tracking losses on Wall Street and in Asia on signs Spain's
economic crisis is worsening.   

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