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No deal yet on new loans, debt relief for Greece - Eurogroup head


BRUSSELS Greece's international lenders failed to reach a deal on Monday on additional debt relief measures for Athens after an 8-hour meeting in Brussels, the head of the eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers said.


Euro zone may release new loans to Greece, will struggle for IMF to join 7:00pm BST

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers may agree on Monday to release new loans to Greece but are likely to struggle to convince the International Monetary Fund to join the bailout by keeping the prospect of debt relief for Athens highly conditional. | Video


Daily Briefing: Euro zone - untangling itself on Greece 8:26am BST

LONDON Euro zone countries, and specifically a group of northern countries led by Germany, will try today to untangle their own position on Greece.


Greek parliament approves more austerity to unlock bailout funds, debt relief 19 May 2017

ATHENS Greek lawmakers approved pension cuts and tax hikes on Thursday sought by the country's lenders to unlock vital financial aid, as angry demonstrators protested outside parliament over new austerity, the latest since the country plunged into crisis seven years ago. | Video


Factbox - Greece legislates measures to wrap up bailout review, get more aid 18 May 2017

Greek lawmakers approved an omnibus bill late on Thursday, required by the country's official lenders to conclude a crucial bailout review and release more aid to the debt-ridden country.

Greece to conclude power grid spin-off by June - ADMIE chief 18 May 2017

ATHENS Greece will conclude the spin-off of power grid operator ADMIE by mid-June, meeting a key term of its third international bailout, ADMIE's chief executive said on Thursday.

Greece needs to clear more hurdles before ECB bond buys: Coeure 18 May 2017

FRANKFURT Greece is making progress with reforms but it must clear several more hurdles before the European Central Bank will consider including its debt in its 2.3 trillion euro bond purchase programme, ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said.


Greeks, in nationwide strike, demand end to evermore austerity 17 May 2017

ATHENS Thousands of Greeks walked off their jobs on Wednesday and marched through central Athens in an angry protest against continued austerity measures being demanded by international lenders in exchange for disbursing bailout funds. | Video


In Greece's deepening financial crisis, one family's struggle 17 May 2017

ATHENS Seven years into Greece's deepening economic crisis, those living on the breadline have been hit hard.


Greek debt relief up to ministers after euro zone, IMF officials fail to break deadlock 16 May 2017

BRUSSELS Euro zone lenders and the International Monetary Fund remain far apart on how to provide debt relief for Greece, but officials hope euro zone finance ministers will still be able to hammer out an agreement at their May 22 meeting.

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