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Jun 30, 2015

European shares slip again on Greek concerns

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – European shares fell again on
Tuesday after a German government official said it was too late
to consider an extension of Greece’s bailout programme and
Greece’s finance minister said it will not pay a debt
installment to the IMF due on Tuesday.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the
euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index were down
0.5 percent and 0.2 percent respectively by 1126 GMT following
the comments.

Jun 30, 2015

European shares extend slide as Greece nears default on IMF loan

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – European stocks fell again on
Tuesday, extending the previous session’s decline as Greece
looked set to default on an international loan ahead of a
weekend referendum that could pave the way for its exit from the
euro.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 1
percent at 1,515.51 points by 0743 GMT, extending falls after a
2.8 percent slump on Monday. The Euro STOXX 50 fell
0.9 percent.

Jun 29, 2015

FTSE slips on Greek jitters, travel and banking stocks worst hit

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
sharply on Monday, with investor sentiment punctured by Greece’s
deepening debt crisis following the breakdown of talks with
creditors and Athens’ imposition of capital controls.

Travel and leisure stocks were hit hard by events in Greece,
a popular holiday destination for Europeans, as well as news
that tour companies were evacuating thousands of holidaymakers
from Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens of people at a beach
hotel on Friday.

Jun 26, 2015

European shares pick up ahead of crucial Greece talks

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – European stocks rose in
afternoon trading on Friday, as optimism for some kind of
progress on Greece picked up ahead of weekend talks designed to
push Athens into a last-minute cash-for-reform deal with
international creditors.

Greek markets rallied and European equities were set for a
positive end to the week as European Commission President
Jean-Claude Juncker described the mood as “quite optimistic but
not over-optimistic”. “We have made progress … There is a real
chance of concluding an agreement,” he said.

Jun 26, 2015

European shares fall, Greek weekend debt talks prompt caution

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on Friday,
with investors discouraged by a lack of progress in Greek debt
crisis negotiations heading into crunch talks at the weekend.

Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international
creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on
Saturday to avert a default next week.

Jun 25, 2015

FTSE snaps winning streak, falls back from three-week high

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on Thursday, set for its first decline in five sessions as waning optimism that a Greek debt deal could be reached soon took the index further away from a three week high.

The FTSE 100 .FTSE fell 13.56 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,831.24 by 0745 GMT.

The index hit 6,873.43 in the previous session, its highest level since June 4, but fell away after Greece said international lenders had rejected its latest proposals to avert default.

Jun 25, 2015

Britain’s FTSE snaps winning streak, falls back from 3-week high

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
on Thursday, set for its first decline in five sessions as
waning optimism that a Greek debt deal could be reached soon
took the index further away from a three week high.

The FTSE 100 fell 13.56 points, or 0.3 percent, to
6,831.24 by 0745 GMT.

The index hit 6,873.43 in the previous session, its highest
level since June 4, but fell away after Greece said
international lenders had rejected its latest proposals to avert
default.

Jun 24, 2015

Miners, retailers buoy Britain’s FTSE as Greek concerns resurface

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower after touching a three-week high on Wednesday although it
still outperformed euro zone shares with strength in the mining
sector insulating the index from the Greek debt standoff.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index hit 6,873.43 in morning
trade, its highest level since June 4.

Jun 24, 2015

Miners and retailers support Britain’s FTSE as Greek concerns resurface

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower after touching a three-week high on Wednesday, still
outperforming euro zone shares as strength in the mining sector
insulated the index from the Greek debt standoff.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index hit 6,873.43 in morning
trade, its highest level since June 4.

Jun 24, 2015

Miners and retailers help FTSE to climb to 2-week high

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower after touching a three-week high on Wednesday, still
outperforming euro zone shares as strength in the mining sector
insulated the index from the latest concerns over the Greek debt
crisis.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index hit 6,873.43 in morning
trade, its highest level since June 4.

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