Greek government denies finance minister's resignation


ATHENS - Greece's outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is not planning to resign, two Greek government officials said on Friday, denying a report in Germany's Bild newspaper.


Greece submits new list of reforms to unlock further aid 4:48pm GMT

ATHENS - Greece has sent its creditors a long-awaited list of reforms with a pledge to produce a small budget surplus this year in the hope that it will unlock badly needed cash, Greek government officials said on Friday. | Video


Greece prepares reforms, eyes deal with euro zone next week 26 Mar 2015

ATHENS - Greece will present measures to boost tax revenues and encourage investors as part of a reforms list aimed at reaching a deal with lenders early next week to unlock aid, the government said on Thursday.

Greece maintains claim to 1.2 billion euros in euro zone bailout fund 26 Mar 2015

ATHENS - The head of Greece's bank rescue fund maintained on Thursday that Athens has a legal claim to 1.2 billion euros in the euro zone's bailout fund, a day after European officials rejected its request.


Greece fails in bid for early cash release, reforms awaited 25 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS/ATHENS - Greece failed in a bid on Wednesday to secure a quick cash payment from the euro zone rescue fund to help stave off potential bankruptcy next month, raising pressure on Athens to deliver a convincing reform programme within days.


Greek central banker optimistic on chances of debt deal 25 Mar 2015

LONDON - The chances of Greece doing a deal with its European creditors have grown since a meeting in Berlin this week, Greek central bank governor Yannis Stournaras said on Wednesday, adding that an exit from the euro would only bring his country more pain.

ECB's Weidmann says would be tragic if Greece gave up reform drive 25 Mar 2015

MUNICH - - Germany's Bundesbank chief, Jens Weidmann, said on Wednesday Greece was still far from the end of its "marathon" reform process and that it would be "tragic" if Athens gave up the economic adjustments it has already made.

Greece not entitled to 1.2 billion euros from bank recap - EFSF 25 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - Euro zone officials agreed on Wednesday that Greece had no legal claim to 1.2 billion euros (884.2 million pounds) linked to a scheme for recapitalising banks, dashing Athens' hopes for what it calls a refund that would give the government a quick financial shot in the arm.


Greece risks running out of cash by April 20, scrambles on reforms 25 Mar 2015

ATHENS/BERLIN - Greece risks running out of cash by April 20 unless it secures fresh aid, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, leaving it little time to convince sceptical creditors it is committed to economic reform. | Video

ECB's Praet optimistic on growth, urges restraint on Greece 25 Mar 2015

LONDON - The European Central Bank's chief economist voiced optimism about near-term euro zone growth on Wednesday, and called for policymakers to show "verbal discipline" about the crisis in Greece.