Greece

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

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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.

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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Euro partners see Greece softening line on ending support 15 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS - Greece's partners in the euro believe Athens is changing its mind about giving up on their financial help next year and might ask for a credit line to replace funds from the IMF.

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Greek stocks plummet as bond yield surge threatens bailout exit 15 Oct 2014

LONDON/ATHENS - Greek stocks on Wednesday posted their biggest one-day loss since the height of the euro zone crisis, while bond yields soared to levels that threatened to derail government plans to quit an international bailout a year early.

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Greece might get more credit from EU after bailout exit - source 13 Oct 2014

LUXEMBOURG - Greece might secure a further safety net of credit from its euro zone partners if it manages to meet the strict terms required to exit its bailout at the end of this year, a source close to discussions told Reuters on Monday.

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Economic hardship worsens for Greeks despite easing recession 13 Oct 2014

ATHENS - More than 20 percent of Greeks could not afford basic comforts last year, nearly double the number in 2010 when the country's debt crisis exploded, data showed on Monday.