- Asia stocks mostly down as China data weighs on confidence Updated: Aug-03-15 11:23 pm
TOKYO - Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.
- Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens Updated: Aug-03-15 3:40 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece suffered its worst stock market bloodbath in decades on Monday, when it opened after a forced five-week closure, and new data showed a dismal outlook for the bailout-dependent country's shrinking economy.
- UNHCR: Greece must do more to tackle migration 'emergency' Updated: Jul-31-15 11:43 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greek authorities need to "wake up" and do more to adequately accommodate a burgeoning number of refugee arrivals that has become a full-blown humanitarian emergency requiring a natural disaster-like response, a senior official with the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
- Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 am
BRUSSELS - Unemployment and inflation were stable in the 19-nation eurozone in early summer, when the Greek crisis was raging on and raising concerns over the outlook of the currency union.
- IMF won't join Greek bailout before reforms, debt relief Updated: Jul-30-15 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund official cannot participate in another Greek bailout until Greece and its creditors make difficult decisions on economic reforms and debt relief, a fund official said Thursday.
- IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks Updated: Jul-29-15 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."
- Former Greek city mayor wins early release from prison Updated: Jul-28-15 11:25 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece - The former mayor of Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, on Tuesday was granted early release on compassionate grounds from prison, where he was serving a 12-year sentence for embezzling city funds.
- Creditors: Cyprus on road to recovery, reforms essential Updated: Jul-27-15 10:02 am
ATHENS, Greece - Cyprus' creditors say the bailed-out country is on the path to economic recovery after years of recession but that it needs to follow through on structural reforms to lock in progress made and keep growth on an upward trajectory.
- Problems pile up for Greek boat-builders as taxes bite Updated: Jul-27-15 6:55 am
ATHENS, Greece - At its height eight years ago, George Kranitis' family-owned shipyard in Patra, Greece's third-largest city, employed some 35 people and sold around 340 boats annually.
- Greece: Quake rattles eastern islands Updated: Jul-24-15 6:55 am
ATHENS, Greece - Seismologists in Greece have reported a 5.0-magnitude earthquake near islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, but authorities say there were no immediate reports of any injury or serious damage.
- Greek store closures spike as recession, austerity return Updated: Jul-23-15 12:34 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Giorgos Prasinoudis ran his motocycle repair shop in Athens for three decades, through good times and bad. Now a "For Sale" sign hangs outside the window.
- S&P upgrades Greece's credit rating after European bailout Updated: Jul-21-15 3:32 pm
Standard & Poor's has raised Greece's credit rating after a European bailout reduced the chances of the country's government defaulting on its massive debts during the next year.
- Greece's Tsipras stays popular despite bailout hardship Updated: Jul-21-15 12:24 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Under Alexis Tsipras, Greece slid back into recession, sank deeper into debt and found itself pushed to the brink of bankruptcy. Then after rejecting one painful bailout deal, the radical left leader agreed to a new one with possibly just as harsh terms.
- Sergio Markarian quits as Greece coach Updated: Jul-21-15 7:57 am
ATHENS, Greece - Sergio Markarian has quit as coach of Greece's national soccer team after a second loss to the Faeroe Islands in qualifying for next year's European Championship.
- Boat with 150-200 migrants located adrift in Mediterranean Updated: Jul-20-15 4:58 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greek authorities say a boat carrying 150 to 200 migrants has been located adrift in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and two merchant ships have reached it to offer help or evacuate the vessel if necessary.
- IMF picks White House adviser as chief economist Updated: Jul-20-15 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund plans to name White House economic adviser Maurice Obstfeld as its chief economist.
- Taxes and more taxes: Greeks grapple with new price hikes Updated: Jul-20-15 11:43 am
ATHENS, Greece - How much did you say?
- Merkel rules out 'haircut' for Greece, open to other relief Updated: Jul-19-15 11:55 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday suggested that Germany would show flexibility in negotiating how Greece deals with its massive debt, but again ruled out writing off part of the money.
- IOUs for RIPs: Greece's cash crisis hurts funeral industry Updated: Jul-19-15 9:32 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's cash crisis has disrupted all aspects of daily life - death included.
- Greece does about-face, pledges big privatization push Updated: Jul-18-15 8:09 am
ATHENS, Greece - Work was supposed to begin next year on a 7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) waterfront urban renewal project almost twice the size of New York's Central Park that could have poured nearly a billion euros into Greece's depleted coffers. The plans stalled late last year after the far-left Syriza party took power and promised to halt attempts at putting the private sector in control of state assets, both on ideological grounds and because leaders believe rampant corruption must be addressed before any sell-off.
- Greek firefighters battle blazes; save 200 trapped on beach Updated: Jul-17-15 4:05 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greek firefighters battled large fires in the south, on the outskirts of Athens and on an island near the capital Friday as flames fed by strong winds forced the evacuation of villages and summer camps. About 200 people trapped by one fire were plucked off a beach by rescue boats.
- Mixed German messages on Greece serve a purpose Updated: Jul-17-15 1:27 pm
BERLIN - German government officials have appeared to send mixed messages about their desire for Greece to keep using the euro - and that's just the way they want it.
- Merkel urges German Parliament to back Greek talks Updated: Jul-17-15 4:43 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel is asking German lawmakers to clear the way for negotiations on a new, third bailout package for Greece, arguing that it would be negligent not to try for a deal.
- Mississippi Greek-Americans fault media in economic downturn Updated: Jul-17-15 4:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - While recognizing Greece's financial hardships, some in Jackson's Greek-American community have said that the media is partly to blame for the country's economic problem.
- Earnings beat low expectations so far, helping lift stocks Updated: Jul-16-15 5:49 pm
NEW YORK - For U.S. investors, low expectations are paying off.