Greece

Three Greek banks fail stress tests, relief over shortfall

ATHENS - Three of Greece's top four banks failed the European Central Bank's health check but the country's central bank said only one bank had to raise any money, in a major respite for the country where the euro zone crisis began.

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ECB faces test of its own as Europe braces for landmark banking review 26 Oct 2014

FRANKFURT - After putting the euro zone's top 130 banks through their paces, the European Central Bank will face a test of its own on Sunday - will its landmark health check succeed in convincing investors the region's lenders are safe?

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Britain slams EU budget demand, others see 'molehills' 24 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS/LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the European Union for an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into this year's EU budget after a revision of economic statistics showed his country was better off.

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Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review 24 Oct 2014

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector. | Video

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Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review 23 Oct 2014

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector.

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ECB review will clarify Greece's needs - bailout fund head Regling 20 Oct 2014

BRATISLAVA - A review of the European banking sector due to be released on Oct. 26 should bring clarity on Greece's funding needs, the head of the monetary union's bailout fund said on Monday.

ECB review will clarify Greece's needs - bailout fund head Regling 20 Oct 2014

BRATISLAVA - A review of the European banking sector due to be released on Oct. 26 should bring clarity on Greece's funding needs, the head of the monetary union's bailout fund said on Monday.

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Greece does not see "big surprises" in ECB stress tests - paper 18 Oct 2014

ATHENS - Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis said in an interview published on Saturday he did not expect the European Central Bank's health checks to show major surprises for Greek banks.

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Euro zone back in firing line over growth, lowflation, Greece 16 Oct 2014

PARIS - After a two-year siesta, the euro zone is back in the financial markets' firing line due to stagnating growth, low inflation, budget problems in France and Italy and rising political risk in Greece, where the bloc's debt crisis began in 2009.

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ECB eyes extra funding for Greek banks as Athens markets plunge 16 Oct 2014

ATHENS/FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank will loosen its terms for accepting security from Greek banks to allow them to tap more of its funding, offering the country's lenders support as stock and bond markets in Athens tumble.