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Greece will return to bond market soon, Tsipras predicts


ATHENS Greece should be in a position to return to bond markets very soon, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday, predicting that yields on the country's bonds would continue to fall after it secured a credit lifeline last week.

No full German parliament approval needed for Greek aid - Merkel ally 20 Jun 2017

BERLIN Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament will not need to hold a full debate on paying out the next tranche of aid to Greece, the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative group in parliament said on Tuesday.


Greek deal helps European shares rebound, but retailers continue slide 16 Jun 2017

LONDON European shares bounced back from two days of losses on Friday, as financial stocks were helped by a Greek debt deal that further eased political uncertainty in the euro zone, but competition worries hit Europe's retailers.


Greece, markets welcome loan deal as Spain and Germany raise obstacles 16 Jun 2017

LUXEMBOURG Greece welcomed on Friday a deal on new bailout loans as a decisive step to exiting its debt crisis and markets took heart by lowering Greek borrowing costs, even though Spanish and German officials raised last-minute objections. | Video


Crisis averted or kicked down road? Wary, weary Greeks take dim view 16 Jun 2017

ATHENS Subdued by three bailouts, record high unemployment and a maelstrom of taxes, Greeks were in no mood to party on Friday at news of a last-gasp deal pulling them from the brink of a financial abyss. Again.


ECB needs "more clarity" on debt relief to buy Greek bonds - source 16 Jun 2017

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank needs more clarity on what kind of debt relief Greece will get from its international creditors if it is to buy Greek government bonds as part of its monetary stimulus programme, a source close to the matter said.


Spain says Eurogroup may block Greek loan if officials not granted immunity 16 Jun 2017

MADRID The Eurogroup of finance ministers may block an 8.5-billion-euro (7.44 billion pounds) loan to Greece if it does not grant immunity to privatisation agency officials from Spain, Italy and Slovakia, Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Friday.


Daily Briefing: Greece - light at the end of the tunnel? 16 Jun 2017

LONDON Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Greece? The country's finance minister said there was after last night's deal with euro zone lenders, which will allow it to pay the next tranche of its debts and, crucially, offers some prospect of debt relief next year - conveniently well after Germany's elections in September.


Greece gets credit lifeline, IMF joins bailout 16 Jun 2017

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone governments threw Greece another 11th-hour credit lifeline on Thursday worth $9.5 billion (7.45 billion pounds) and sketched new detail on possible debt relief as the IMF finally offered to help out after two years of hesitation.


Eurogroup deal on Greece gives positive market signal - Greek Finance Minister 15 Jun 2017

LUXEMBOURG Greece said on Thursday a deal ending months of an impasse on its bailout programme offered markets greater clarity on future debt reprofiling for the indebted country and ease its return to debt markets.

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