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Greece launches bond buyback programme
Greece launches bond buyback programme

Greece's PDMA national debt agency said on Monday it had begun a voluntary buyback of the country's bonds at heavily discounted prices, a condition for receiving its latest instalment of EU-IMF bailout funds.

Greece launches bond buyback programme
EU ministers agree significant debt relief deal for Greece
EU ministers agree significant debt relief deal for Greece

Greece won breathing space Tuesday with long-frozen eurozone loans to restart from December and a first clear admission that a chunk of the country's debt burden will need to be written off down the line.

EU ministers agree significant debt relief deal for Greece
New eurozone talks to save Greece from financial collapse
New eurozone talks to save Greece from financial collapse

Eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels Monday for the third time in two weeks for talks on unlocking the next slice of aid to debt-crippled Greece, which is in danger of running out of money.

New eurozone talks to save Greece from financial collapse
Oil prices ease in Asia on Gaza truce, eurozone data
Oil prices ease in Asia on Gaza truce, eurozone data

Oil prices fell in Asia Friday in thin trade following the US Thanksgiving holiday, with a truce in Gaza and gloomy eurozone manufacturing data weighing on buying sentiment.

Oil prices ease in Asia on Gaza truce, eurozone data
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Euro weakens as eurozone fails to agree Greek deal

The euro fell in Asian trade on Wednesday and shares eased after eurozone finance chiefs said they had failed to agree on a deal to unlock the latest batch of crucial bailout cash for Greece.

Euro weakens as eurozone fails to agree Greek deal
Spain blocks ECB nominee as gender row deepens
Spain blocks ECB nominee as gender row deepens

Spain blocked Monday the appointment of another man to the all-male ECB's executive board but a source said Madrid's decision was motivated by a desire to regain influence at the top of the eurozone's central bank.

Spain blocks ECB nominee as gender row deepens
Hollande discusses debt crisis with top global heads
Hollande discusses debt crisis with top global heads

French President Francois Hollande holds talks on Monday with the heads of the World Bank and other top economic bodies to discuss the eurozone debt crisis and ways to kickstart growth.

Hollande discusses debt crisis with top global heads
Poland's Central Bank Governor Marek Belka. ©REUTERS
Eurozone divorce would 'kill the kids': Polish central banker

The debt-ravaged eurozone is in trouble but every effort must be made to keep this currency marriage intact because a divorce would end up "killing the kids.

Eurozone divorce would 'kill the kids': Polish central banker
Eurozone leaders see 'good progress' in Greece: statement
Eurozone leaders see 'good progress' in Greece: statement

Eurozone leaders on Friday hailed Greece's achievements in carrying out reforms aimed at getting its economy back on track and urged Athens to keep up efforts to stay in the eurozone.

Eurozone leaders see 'good progress' in Greece: statement
As euro-tension eases, EU summit mulls eurozone redesign
As euro-tension eases, EU summit mulls eurozone redesign

EU leaders will go into a brainstorming session Thursday in the first of three summits being held before Christmas in the hope of ending the year with a deal on a stronger economic and monetary union.

As euro-tension eases, EU summit mulls eurozone redesign
EU's Van Rompuy details eurozone budget rationale
EU's Van Rompuy details eurozone budget rationale

EU President Herman Van Rompuy argued Friday that the 17-state eurozone could have a central 'Treasury' with a shared budget and raise funds on commercial bond markets.

EU's Van Rompuy details eurozone budget rationale
Spain, France vow action on eurozone crisis
Spain, France vow action on eurozone crisis

The leaders of France and Spain vowed concerted action on the eurozone as they met on Wednesday amid IMF calls for new measures to control the debt crisis threatening the global economy.

Spain, France vow action on eurozone crisis
Merkel's Athens visit chance to ease tension
Merkel's Athens visit chance to ease tension

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit Tuesday to debt-strapped Greece may provide a chance to ease tensions born of the economic crisis.

Merkel's Athens visit chance to ease tension
IMF cuts global forecast, says risks rising
IMF cuts global forecast, says risks rising

The IMF slashed its global growth forecast and warned things could get much worse if the eurozone crisis is not quelled and Washington fails to reverse the looming "fiscal cliff" austerity plan.

IMF cuts global forecast, says risks rising
Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico. ©REUTERS
Slovak PM says eurozone will not survive in current form

The eurozone is unlikely to survive in its current form and one or more countries will probably have to leave the 17-nation single currency bloc, Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said Sunday.

Slovak PM says eurozone will not survive in current form
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Deficit-cutting French budget to test Hollande credibility

France will present its 2013 budget Friday with President Francois Hollande's credibility on the line as he seeks to rein in public finances and reassure financial markets without stirring public anger.

Deficit-cutting French budget to test Hollande credibility
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Moody's holds Spain rating pending eurozone moves

Moody's said Thursday that it would hold its review of Spain's credit rating until late September as it waits for more clarity on the European Stability Mechanism and moves for a eurozone banking union.

Moody's holds Spain rating pending eurozone moves
Merkel: 'every day' counts for Greece's austerity steps
Merkel: 'every day' counts for Greece's austerity steps

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned that "every day" counts in efforts by debt-wracked Greece to comply with its commitments and safeguard its eurozone membership.

Merkel: 'every day' counts for Greece's austerity steps
Greek PM in crisis talks with Merkel
Greek PM in crisis talks with Merkel

Greece's prime minister was expected to press for more time to make key reforms and spending cuts to keep his debt-wracked country in the eurozone at crisis talks Friday with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Greek PM in crisis talks with Merkel
Joerg Asmussen. ©REUTERS/Alex Domanski
Greek euro exit 'manageable' but expensive: ECB

A Greek exit from the eurozone would be "manageable" even if it would be expensive and result in higher unemployment.

Greek euro exit 'manageable' but expensive: ECB