ATHENS - Greeks voted on Sunday whether to accept or reject the tough terms of an aid offer to stave off financial collapse, in a referendum that may determine their future in Europe’s common currency.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI - Beijing intensified efforts at the weekend to pull China's stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy, with top brokerages pledging to buy massive amounts of shares and a report that the government has set up a market stabilization fund.
LONDON - European bonds and stocks traded cautiously on Friday before a Greek referendum on EU-prescribed reforms that could determine the country's future in the euro zone and which polls suggest could go either way.
BRUSSELS - Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.
- Oil prices dropped on Friday as a rising U.S. rig count stoked more concerns about global oversupply while an investigation by Chinese regulators into suspected stock market manipulation further unsettled the market.
SHANGHAI - Chinese stocks tumbled again on Friday, taking the week's losses to more than 10 percent, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation and announced a slew of measures aimed at heading off a full-blown crash. | Video
LONDON, July 3 - European shares edged down towards their biggest weekly fall in two months on Friday, with focus on a crucial vote in Greece over its debt negotiations at the weekend.
* Indexes down: Dow 0.16 pct, S&P 0.03 pct, Nasdaq 0.08 pct (Updates with market close, commentary)
* Banks under the spotlight after more regulatory issues emerge
TOKYO, July 3 - Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Friday, paring earlier losses thanks to gains by banking sector shares and other large-caps, although caution ahead of a weekend Greek national vote limited overall action. Banking stocks rose across the board, lifted by a report that Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will create targets this fall to reduce cross-shareholdings. The Nikkei share average rose 0.1 percent to 20,539.79 after losing as much as 0.4 percent.
July 3 - Hong Kong stocks fell on Friday, with sentiment soured by slumping shares in China and the Greek debt crisis.
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